In this invited paper for the 2019 Elliot Eisner Doctoral Research Award in Art Education from the National Art Education Association, Sarah Travis draws upon her dissertation, Portraits of Young Artists: Artworlds, In/Equity, and Dis/Identification in Post-Katrina New Orleans, to offer a critical arts-based interpretation of portraiture methodology. Portraiture methodology is a form of qualitative inquiry developed by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot and Jessica Hoffmann Davis. With examples from her dissertation research into artist identity formation in teens, Travis delineates connections between portraiture methodology, critical race theory, and arts-based research through the five central lenses of portraiture: context, voice, relationship, emergent themes, and the aesthetic whole.

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