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Feature: Top 25 Celebrity Portraits of 2017, Captured by Joe Arce

Chicago – My year in capturing 2017 celebrity portraits is best summed up with a bit of poetry: My subjects skewed older and politically bolder/In a year that demanded change/My list is longer with work hopefully stronger/In capturing these faces not strange.

As per every year the ranking of these portraits are based on a combination of the star power wattage of the subjects, the artistic results and the difficulty of landing the quarry for those budding smart-phone celebrity stalkers who may wish to play along at home. So without further adieu, I present my (Joe Arce’s) Top 25 Celebrity Portraits of 2017.

25. Maddie Ziegler

Maddie Ziegler

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for

Maddie Ziegler works the camera just as gracefully as she choreographs the dance floor. Carefree, playful and unafraid of taking chances, the teen dance phenom – and break-out star of “Dance Moms” and numerous

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