ARTIST SERIES

Iris
Iris
RoanCows
Roan with Kilda and April
IrisRoanIce
Iris and Roan on Ice
TrueBall
True with Ball
MorganThor
Morgan as Thor
roanRoom
Roan’s Room
TrueWagon
True
RoanIce
Roan Throwing Ice
IrisIce
Iris On Ice
hailMarie_10x15
True on Bed
TrueRandyBridge
On the Sinking Bridge
TrueNecklace
True with Necklace
true_snow
True in Snow
PianoLesson
Piano Lesson
MorganWindow
Morgan
iris_book
Iris’ Book
IrisSnickerdoodle
Snickerdoodle Cookies
dinnertime
Dinner Time
Rachel Papo, Roan Outhouse
Roan with the Outhouse Guestbook
Rachel Papo, Homework
Homework
DeraMimi
Dear Mimi
IrisBed
Iris in the Morning
trueShower
True in the Shower
TrueHula
True with Hula Hoop
window
Window Screen
Ice
Ice

Beginning in 2011, Rachel Papo spent two years photographing a small number of families living in the Catskills who practice homeschooling. She decided to explore this controversial topic in depth in order to challenge her own prejudgments on the issue. Rather than document the parents and their unique methods, she chose to focus on the children in an attempt to capture their spirit and the meaning of growing up outside the conventional four classroom walls. Papo writes:

With this body of work I hope to encapsulate a cultural movement in a distinct time in history on the cusp of it becoming mainstream. As I continued to photograph these children I was constantly forced to re-examine my initial opinion of this phenomenon and, for a few hours each time, I allowed myself to follow them into their mysterious, magical world.

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