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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

 Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus

 Nancy Burson

Nancy Burson

 Andrew Bush

Andrew Bush

 Antonio Caballero

Antonio Caballero

 Jo Ann Callis

Jo Ann Callis

 Graciela Iturbide

Graciela Iturbide

 Jocelyn Lee

Jocelyn Lee

 Nikki S. Lee

Nikki S. Lee

 Susan Meiselas

Susan Meiselas

 Yasumasa Morimura

Yasumasa Morimura

 Lise Sarfati

Lise Sarfati

 
 Tomoko Sawada

Tomoko Sawada

 Katsumi Watanabe

Katsumi Watanabe

 

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