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From Eva Clifford’s article for Feature Shoot:

In her series entitled Homeschooled, Papo’s unobtrusive photographic style lures the viewer into the children’s ethereal, dreamlike worlds, and ultimately what shines through the finished project is the free, fragile spirit of childhood: kids skate on a frozen lake; a boy hurls a saucer of ice into the sky; a girl dressed as Thor squats underneath a tree, engulfed by firs and ivory blankets of snow. We see cosy domesticity and entire forests that seem to belong only to the kids. Yet while her images make it easy to see the appeal of this lifestyle, Papo makes it clear that she maintains a neutral standpoint throughout her approach to this controversial subject.

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View the series “Homeschooled”
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