Americans Seen 2017

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These photographs were made between 1979-1986 when I was a young photographer living in Boston. In that pre-digital and less paranoid era, families––and especially children and teenagers––used to hang out in their neighborhoods. A kind of theater of the streets emerged from the boredom of hot summer days and it was a great time to photograph people outside. Undoubtedly my own childhood afternoons, often spent in my neighbor’s basement creating theatrical productions with the four kids who lived there, helped to form my vision of the play of children as a kind of rite or performance."

Sage Sohier's Americans Seen will be published Summer 2017 by Nazraeli Press, as part of their NZ Library" editions.

Americans Seen has been featured on Lenscratch and Feature Shoot and a portfolio of images from the series is featured in the May/June 2017 issue of Photograph Magazine.

Vintage prints from the series are on view at Joseph Bellows Gallery in La Jolla, CA, April 15 - May 31, 2017.