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In Orchard Beach, each beach-goer seeks to square their identity through appearance, yet at the same time the sand serves as a stage for communal identity and group performance. Bathing suits showcase one’s individualism, yet together the ensemble of swimsuits brings a specific look and texture to life at the beach. Wayne Lawrence’s portraits from Orchard Beach capture the uniqueness of each individual yet reveal the beauty of group ritual. Focusing upon the population of Orchard Beach, Lawrence’s visual diary emphasizes a community not often enough appreciated.
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