My environmental portraits of young individuals dressed in school uniforms seek to create a complex body of work and provoke questions concerning identity, education, and class system. Each image exists as a single portrait within a series, a community of photographs. The subjects, dressed in traditional uniform attire, gaze in acknowledgment of the audience. Each young student stands within his or her domestic space, yet, there exists an awkwardness in the way each presents himself or herself.
— Sarah-Marie Land
’s project looks at young people under the age of 25 in the UK who have had or are considering having cosmetic surgery in order to become more acceptable to themselves and achieve their ideal of being “beautiful”.
and JH Engström were both born in the same remote province in Sweden, but generations apart. Together they revisited Värmland, and documented their experiences with two distinct photographic styles.
Marc Feustel writes a review of this great book.