What is a portrait?

One of my greatest photography fascinations is the question of what constitutes a portrait. While we are accustomed to portraits including a person’s face, I hold that a face is not necessary to visually express a person’s identity.

The example below goes a bit far, even for my lenient interpretation of what a portrait is (can be).

Do you think this is a portrait? Should it have won a portrait contest?

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