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
American photographertraveled his country coast to coast, and captured the faces and places he encountered with his 8 x 10 view camera.
In her ongoing portrait project about young girls from Texas who compete in rodeos,captures the confidence and vitality of her subjects, while pondering ideas about femininity and traditional gender roles in society.
These eery portraits double their subject and weave together beings with their own image. Each photo questions our comfortable notions of identity and fills the very idea with smoke—rendering our own perceptions stranger and realer at the same time...