Photographs of Dolls by Craig Deane at the V&A Museum of Childhood

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LONDON.- Portrait and still life photographer Craig Deane has created more than a dozen large-scale images of dolls from the V&A Museum of Childhood’s extensive collection which will go on display at the Museum from Friday 3 September. Doll Face is a series of close-cropped, large-format portraits which confronts the audience with the essence of each doll. Returning the viewer’s gaze, their huge scale shows a great amount of detail which allows time to really study their fascinating faces. Deane is interested in both the representation of the human form and the objects people surround themselves with. Mankind’s desire to make images and objects in their own likeness stretches back to the dawn of civilisation and while dolls have traditionally been toys for children, they are also coveted by adults for their beauty, nostalgic value, and historical and financial importance. Deane is particularly interested i

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