Sharon Lockhart: Pine Flat

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | April 19, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007, 6pm

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Sharon Lockhart in person!

Los Angeles photographer and filmmaker Sharon Lockhart’s latest project is an exquisite, meditative portrait of youth in Pine Flat, a small community of three hundred in the foothills of central California’s Sierra Nevadas. Shot over the course of two years and made up of twelve ten-minute static shots, Lockhart’s camera captures her young subjects in repose, at play, and in the tentative embrace of adolescent desire- telegraphing the vulnerability, bliss, and loneliness of childhood. At once intimate and meticulously staged, Lockhart mines the implicit tensions between the stillness of her camera and the ephemeral quality of youth, laying bare the small moments that make up a life. 2006, Sharon Lockhart, US, 135 min, 16mm.

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