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."

Sage Sohier's Witness to Beauty, published by Kehrer Verlag, is available in Europe and will be available in US bookstores and online February 2017.  


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.

There is currently an exhibition of the photographs on view at Carroll and Sons, Boston, which has been reviewed by Elin Spring.