12 March – 11 April 2010
Domesticated is a series of images that draws a connection between the mystery and freedom of the natural world, while commenting on our desire to tame the wild around us and compulsively control the wild within our nature. Amy Stein’s work examines the primal issues of comfort and fear, dependence and determination, submission and dominance that play out in the physical and psychological eco-tones between man and the natural world.
Amy Stein was born in New York. She recently won the Saatchi Gallery/ Guardian Prize for the Domesticated series. Amy has also been named one of the top fifteen emerging photographers in the world by American Photo magazine and she won the Critical Mass Book Award. Amy’s book, Domesticated, won the best book award at the 2008 New York Photo Festival.