Passing Time with Sage Sohier
The isolation of the pandemic gave Sage Sohier time to revisit her archive of negatives and contact sheets, where she discovered a number of interesting images that were never printed. Passing Time is a series of photographs, spanning from 1979 to 1985, a pre-digital, largely un-air-conditioned era, when people fled the heat of their houses to hang out in their yards and on the street.
Time moved more slowly; restlessness led to spontaneous play. Sohier noticed a kind of relaxed sensuality in many of the pictures, ultimately collating a testament to the value of idle time for community gatherings, childhood imagination, solitude, and photography itself.