“Naked Handed” by Photographer Holly Lynton

Holly Lynton has been photographing rural communities in the USA for the previous fifteen years. Exploring the intersection of religion, labor, historical past, and the land, her research-based apply yields our bodies of labor that seize up to date rituals and traditions rooted in historical past, a few of that are liable to disappearing from the cultural panorama. Revamped the course of twelve years, “Bare Handed” (L’Artiere Edizioni, 2022), is a lyrical portrait of labor, spirituality, and the connection of these practices to the historical past of the land.

A yr after beginning this physique of labor, Lynton moved from New York Metropolis to rural New England, reaffirming her private curiosity in dwelling sustainably and her want to proceed telling tales about life in rural communities. “These gestural portraits emphasize the meditative facets of the practiced actions of people that respect the land, gaining sustenance however leaving little mark,” she explains. “The pictures have enabled me to focus on a human want for unmediated experiences with the pure world and have a good time individuals who honor the land via their devoted stewardship.”

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