Sophie Barbasch is a photographer based in New York City, who earned her MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BA in Art and Art History from Brown University. She has taken residencies at both the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and the Blue Mountain Centre, along with being published via The Atlantic Online and Conveyor Magazine. She has exhibited internationally and she has won the Photo Boite’s 30 Under 30 Women Photographers award.
Fault Line is a project based in the small coastal town of Brooklin, Maine. The protagonist is Sophie’s younger cousin Adam, who lives there. She also photographs her brother, father, and other cousins. She chose the title because a fault line alludes to where the earth splits in an earthquake (a metaphor for a divided family with a complicated history) and also alludes to fault, or blame, she adds “I wonder, how does a family support each other, even when things aren’t perfect?” Her goal is to show the weight we all carry and how we are both connected and isolated from each other.