After living and working in Russia for 10 years, in 2003 the French-born photographer Lise Sarfati decided to drive across America: “Just a road trip from the east to the west, like in the American tradition of photography, but not with the same spirit,” she explained last year in an interview for the online site ASX. On that first trip she concentrated on the lives of young, middle-class women, much the same kind of people who might make up the audience for her pictures. She hoped viewers would identify with her subjects, who in the mutability of their appearance – dress, hair colour and make-up – expressed the fragile sense of personal identity in a society where image is all. Since then she has completed several series of pictures, two of which will be shown next month, one in London, the other in Los Angeles.
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