Sophie Barbasch – FAULT LINE

How does a family support each other, even when things aren’t perfect?

Fault Line is a photo-documentary shot in a small coastal town of Brooklin, Maine. It follows the photographer’s family from the perspective of her younger cousin Adam, weaving a poetic narrative on the complexities of intimacy, childhood and kinship.

The title of the project alludes to the geological splitting of the earth during an earthquake, a metaphor for a divided family with a complicated history. It also makes reference to fault, or blame.

I wonder, how does a family support each other, even when things aren’t perfect? My goal is to show the weight we all carry and how we are both connected and isolated from each other.”

Sophie Barbasch is a photographer based in New York City. She earned her MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BA in Art and Art History from Brown University. Her selected grants and residencies include the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the Blue Mountain Center, and a 2016 Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil.

See more of her work on her website. 

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