Clare Benson’s thoughtful collection depicting a diminishing hunting tradition will be on display at the Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas.
Clare Benson is a young artist whose photo series “The Shepherd’s Daughter” represents the tradition of hunting in a beautifully haunting way. Although not a hunter herself, her photographs are representative of her heritage as a hunter. Her father (and generations before him) were hunters; in fact, her father was a hunting guide in Alaska in the 1970s.
Her photographs are a way of connecting with her family and their hunting tradition.
The series is a collection of her father and siblings in real and imagined hunting scenes and will be on display at the Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas from Feb. 11 to March 13.
Click through the slideshow to see some of the photographs from Benson’s collections.
All photographs by Clare Benson.
In her ongoing series, “The Shepherd’s Daughter”, photographer Clare Benson explores notions of family history, memory, and mythology through images that she primarily stages herself (Image: “The Shepherd’s Daughter”, 2012).
“The Shepherd” (2011)
“The Haul” (2012)
“Pieta II” (2013)
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