explained the debutante season to a guy I met last summer
he asked me, "Does this mean you're in season?"
was shared with me by one of the season's debutantes. The formal presentation
young woman to society is a custom which has survived for many generations.
During a busy series of
formal parties, the young women are presented to the socially eligible scions
of the city's Haut Monde.
My photographs observe the ritual preparations of debutantes during the four
month period which is
called the "social season."
my career as a photographer, I have sought to study and document the social
by families and communities. The traditions which connect individuals to their
peers and their past are
also the things by which they define their own identity.