The Shepherd's Daughter
This photo-based series has won numerous awards, including the 2014 Lensculture Portrait Award, the 2015 Joyce Elaine Grant Solo Exhibition Award, and Photolucida's 2015 Critical Mass Book Award. Work from this series has been featured in exhibitions across the US and internationally.
"The Shepherd's Daughter is an ongoing series that began in 2011. Deeply rooted in my family history, it is a poetic investigation of memory, tradition, and mythology. My mother died when she was young. I was a child. It was something my mind could only liken to the death of an animal—those the only other deaths I had known. And so I grew up with my father: an avid hunter, archery champion, and former hunting guide in the Alaskan wilderness. Before my father, my grandmother was a hunter and before that my great-grandmother and long before that the stars made up constellations that told stories of the greatest hunts. In my work, nuances of the northern Michigan landscape of my upbringing are woven with narratives that speak to the fragility and strength of time and nature." -Clare Benson
- Project Roles
- Artist, Editor (Brand/Content), Photographer, Creative Director
- Conceptual, Art Direction, Documentary
- Books, Concept Art, Photography
- Project Industries