Thursday, January 1, 2009

Lee Gainer's Group Therapy

Lee Gainer's series Group Therapy explores social behavior through an investigation of costuming as a kind of conformity. In the statement for this body of work, Gainer asserts:

"We have a tendency to seek out others with similar interests and ideas. Within these found groups, we can discover a place to belong, to be ourselves. When these ideas or interests require a certain uniform, whether for safety reasons or a consistent visual appearance, it serves to underscore our sense of belonging and our perceived acceptance within the group."

All photographs from the series Group Therapy

All Images © Lee Gainer