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The Edge: Photographs by Tamara Dean

  • Posted by SHFT on November 3, 2014 in Photography
  • In her series The Edge, Sydney-based photographer Tamara Dean trains her lens on young people cavorting in natural settings in Australia and upstate New York. The carefully composed scenes explore the informal rites of passage created by young people in relationship with the natural world.

    "Throughout, nature is much more than a mere setting," writes critic Gregory Volk. "Instead, it is a cathartic and transformative force, and the remarkable thing is how routine and familiar outdoor experiences—young people frolicking at a lake, walking through a green field, exploring caves and rock walls, huddled around fires, entering the woods on a path—morph into ad hoc rituals and rites of transition during which bodies are tested and minds get altered and extended."

    You can see more from the series here.

    Throughout, nature is much more than a mere setting. Instead, it is a cathartic and transformative force¬, and the remarkable thing is how routine and familiar outdoor experiences—young people frolicking at a lake, walking through a green field, exploring caves and rock walls, huddled around fires, entering the woods on a path—morph into ad hoc rituals and rites of transition during which bodies are tested and minds get altered and extended. - See more at: http://olsenirwin.com/pages/artists_details2.php?artist_id=395#sthash.DvVbXV3U.dpuf


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