New York City-based photographer Sophie Barbasch's latest series, titled 'Fault Line,' is a family affair starring her older cousin, her brother and her father.
A natural-born performer, Barbasch's cousin Adam becomes the muse though which she re-enacts familiar stories from her own childhood. Because of his ambiguous age -- not quite old enough to be her brother, not young enough to be her son -- Adam occupies a liminal space in relation to Barbasch. Effectively, Adam is able to represent the space in between Barbasch's own youth and adulthood, a complex time to say the least.
In a way, the fictional photographic scenes in Fault Line function as a way by which Barbasch can situate herself in her own family structure.
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