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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.

 
Manuel Álvarez Bravo

Manuel Álvarez Bravo

Antonio Caballero

Antonio Caballero

Graciela Iturbide

Graciela Iturbide

Tomoko Sawada

Tomoko Sawada

Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus

Jo Ann Callis

Jo Ann Callis

Nikki S. Lee

Nikki S. Lee

Katsumi Watanabe

Katsumi Watanabe

Nancy Burson

Nancy Burson

Cristina Garcia Rodero

Cristina Garcia Rodero

Yasumasa Morimura

Yasumasa Morimura

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