Corporate Photography - Portraits in a museum / by Denny Henry

One of my larger projects this year was to make portraits of the senior management at the Corcoran.  

When I've photographed management at the Corcoran in the past, it's mostly been on an individual basis, making it hard to get a good cohesive group of images.  This time we were able to shoot everyone against the same white seamless with the same lighting, as well as in a space around the gallery.  

 

This time, I had a dozen different people to photograph over two days.  I brought an assistant, and had help from the Corcoran's communications department in scheduling everyone.  

I've previously written about taking photographs in a museum.  Many of the same considerations of copyright and permissions came into play when making these portraits.  When scouting the different locations, I had a list of approved artwork that could be shown in photographs.