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  • May 3, 2015
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The Wittliff Collections’ first solo exhibition of images by one of America’s premier portrait photographers is open to the public.

In this series, based on his latest book from the University of Texas Press, Michael O’Brien celebrates the individuality and independent spirit of Texans — from ordinary folks to the rich and famous — including those born here and those who eventually made Texas home.

For his new edition of “The Face of Texas,” O’Brien has added portraits and updated photographs of people from the first edition. Writer and former Life reporter Elizabeth O’Brien offers insightful verbal vignettes for the new portraits and also brings us up-to-date with the lives of the rest of the subjects.

Each of the 48 portraits in this exhibition are accompanied by her narrative about the person. This winning combination of images and stories about a fascinating, eclectic mix of Texans is a fitting homage to our unique state.

The Wittliff Collections’ exhibition hours vary by season. Click here for the full schedule.

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