Witness to Beauty 2016

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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."

Sage Sohier's Witness to Beauty, published by Kehrer Verlag, is available in bookstores in Europe and the US, as well as online retailers.  

 

This work has been featured on the NY Times Lens blog, Lenscratch, and Harper's Bazaar, and has appeared in the pages of PDN and GUP.

An exhibition of the photographs at Carroll and Sons, Boston, was reviewed by Elin Spring.  The show is now travelling to Portland, Oregon, where it will be on view at Blue Sky Gallery in July 2017.

Witness to Beauty has been recognized as one of the photo books of 2016 in Photo District News' Photo Annual 2017.