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
Taking to heart the notion that a skilled photographer can find all the material they need right in their own backyard, this series was built up over three decades, in a small town in Massachusetts.
These deceptively simple looking photos employ the Surrealist grammar of alienation to cast deep psychological hooks into viewers.
Portraits of many of the ordinary (and extraordinary) people who have been fighting the war in Ukraine — these images reveal a wide range of emotions and recall the lasting traumas that war creates.