Sophie Barbasch is a New York City-based photographer. She earned her MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BA in Art and Art History from Brown University. Selected grants and residencies include the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, a Fulbright Fellowship (to Brazil), Light Work, MASS MoCA, and NARS Foundation. Collections holding her work include the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art and Smithsonian Museum of American History. Her work has appeared in publications including Artsy, Hyperallergic, Slate France, and Topic Stories.
Adam is a project about Sophie’s younger cousin during his high school years. In this photographic collaboration, they address gender constructs. Together, they capture their present moment as they want it to be. At the same time, they project ourselves into an image-world that suggests a future in which Adam can express himself in any way he chooses. The series is about the passage of time as well as the deceptive simplicity of sharing a moment with someone through portraiture.