Tabitha Soren
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Running 001201, 2012
Tabitha Soren (born 1967, San Antonio, TX; lives in Berkeley, CA)

Todd Hido: “These pictures force the viewer to ask: What the hell are they running from? The setting is urban, and there’s a sense that something scary is going on.”

For her Running series, Tabitha Soren asks her models to run down streets and highways, through wilderness and water, sometimes photographing them from the front, revealing their facial expressions, more often from behind. These works give us the action of a narrative, without any discernable cause and effect. While no pursuer is ever pictured, a sense of anxiety pervades the images.

- Danielle Meeker