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In Season

"I explained the debutante season to a guy I met last summer
and he asked me, "Does this mean you're in season?"

This anecdote was shared with me by one of the season's debutantes. The formal presentation of a
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."

Throughout my career as a photographer, I have sought to study and document the social rituals created
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.