“It is rare in contemporary photography to encounter a series of pictures this beautiful, compelling, innocent, and intriguing.”Blake Fitch’s monograph, Expectations of Adolescence. The Wonderful Machine photographer has received a generous amount of attention for her 10-year body of work, which focuses exclusively on her sister and cousin as they grow through adolescence into early adulthood. Grundberg’s essay, and others, often compare Fitch’s work to the likes of Sally Mann and Rineke Dijkstra.
In the past year alone, Blake’s work was acquired by both The George Eastman House and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This, in addition to other works having been exhibited internationally. Expectation of Adolescence will appear most notably from March through April 2009 at the Chelsea gallery Clampart, and at the Hallmark Museum of Contemporary Photography from April to June. www.blakefitchphotos.com.