PhotoForum reviews Shining Land


Ish Doney of PhotoForum reviews Shining Land: Looking for Robin Hyde by Paula Morris and Haru Sameshima:

Sameshima’s photographs are quiet, even distant; it’s hard to find intimacy when so much time has passed. Each image depicts a place where Hyde has been and, looking at them, I catch myself trying to ignore the signs of contemporaneity. I flick past the pictures dated by cars or signage, lingering over the landscapes and houses that feel like they could have been frozen in time. It strikes me that Sameshima’s task might be the harder of two. While Morris deftly weaves the past with the present and Hyde’s story with her own, Sameshima works with what visible traces remain.’

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