From Christina Elia’s article “Photographing rural America’s teens in the 80s & 90s” for i-D:
“Restraint + Desire,” an exhibition on view at ClampArt in New York, chronicles this pursuit through a selection of 18 black-and-white gelatin silver prints exploring the duality of adolescence. “Restraint and desire are simultaneous, not necessarily exclusive themes in this body of work,” says gallery owner and curator Brian Clamp. “The photographs are at turns uncomfortable, absurd, sexy and opaque.” To examine restriction, tenderness and fear, “Restraint + Desire” highlights the intricacies of American rites of passage, coinciding with a monograph of the same name by TBW Books.
See the exhibition “Restraint + Desire” at ClampArt
Browse all of Ken Graves and Eva Lipman’s work at ClampArt