From Jon Feinstein’s article for Whitewall:

In March, 2010 Amy Stein and Stacy Arezou Mehrfar, two American born photographers, traveled throughout Australia photographing the people, landscape, ephemera, and wildlife to collaboratively hunt for evidence of “Tall Poppy Syndrome,” a social phenomenon predominant in Australia that rejects and tears down individuals who “stand out” from the crowd.

As Americans who felt that it was part of their fabric to stand out, compete, and grow to their own abilities, Amy and Stacy were fascinated with this idea. They saw Tall Poppy not necessarily as a “problem” but a challenge to explore photographically as outsiders.

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