Game Boys

Ordinary teenage boys playing Halo.
Game Boys

Eyes cast upward in ecstatic contemplation—500 or 600 years ago these expressions might have been found in a work by Raphael or Guido Reni. But Shauna Frischkorn, an associate professor of art at Pennsylvania's Millersville University, has captured the agony and the ecstasy of our own age in a wide-ranging series of portraits: no monks or saints, just ordinary teenage boys playing Halo. She says that "while they seem passive, they're actually performing fast-paced maneuvers and executing split-second decisions, making these portraits of intense concentration."

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