Witness to Beauty 2016
From the included essay by Marvin Heifferman:
“The photographs Sohier made of and with her mother...acknowledge the toll of time, shifting generational values, glitches in family dynamics, and the insecurities and confrontations that beauty can trigger.... Given the two women’s artfulness and willingness to experiment, the photographs are exquisitely controlled, yet sometimes uncomfortably revealing, and delightful, although every once in a while some get uncomfortably raw. Morgan, in a sustained performance extending over dozens of years and images, reveals herself as a force to be reckoned with. Sohier, in photographs different from those she has made before, proves herself to be as shrewd and accomplished an instigator of images as she is the recorder of them."
An exhibition of the photographs at Carroll and Sons, Boston, was reviewed by Elin Spring. The show has traveled to Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon, and will be on view November 29 - January 7 at Foley Gallery in New York.
Witness to Beauty has been recognized as one of the best photo books of 2016 in Photo District News' Photo Annual 2017.