ARTIST SERIES

Brian Finke, Untitled (Cheerleading 2)
Untitled (Cheerleading #2)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Cheerleading 11)
Untitled (Cheerleading #11)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Football 16)
Untitled (Football #16)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Cheerleading 13)
Untitled (Cheerleading #13)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Football 27)
Untitled (Football #27)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Cheerleading 15)
Untitled (Cheerleading #15)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Football 33)
Untitled (Football #33)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Cheerleading 19)
Untitled (Cheerleading #19)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Football 73)
Untitled (Football #73)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Cheerleading 81)
Untitled (Cheerleading #81)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Football 75)
Untitled (Football #75)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Cheerleading 95)
Untitled (Cheerleading #95)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Football 99)
Untitled (Football #99)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Cheerleading 115)
Untitled (Cheerleading #115)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Football 106)
Untitled (Football #106)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Cheerleading 43)
Untitled (Cheerleading #43)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Football 107)
Untitled (Football #107)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Cheerleading 90)
Untitled (Cheerleading #90)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Football 109)
Untitled (Football #109)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Cheerleading 21)
Untitled (Cheerleading #21)

Over the past several years artist, Brian Finke, has traveled across the country photographing high school and college level cheerleaders and football players. Mixing artificial and natural light, Finke has developed his own distinctive documentary style. Finke’s work functions on a number of levels. In on sense, these are highly ambivalent images, revealing diversity in uniformity, as manifested by the construction of individual identities in the image of the team. Addressing social behaviors, self-definition, and sexuality, the artist documents the rocky trail of adolescence. However, in conveying such, Finke is a master of imbuing his photographs with humor and life. He avoids casting a judgmental eye, choosing rather lighthearted stories told with respect and hilarity.

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