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Two photographs –– by Lara Simon

The work and process behind Cape Town-based, Port-Elizabeth-born South African photographer, Lara Simon, conjures up the Sanskrit word, khumbaka, describing the space in time between inhalation and exhalation.

“I’d like to address and discuss the importance of a healthy mental and physical space—especially for people of color—and how those spaces have the potential to stagnate or propel us,”  Lara tells us.

Here are two selections shot “somewhere in South Africa”: both as dreamy and expansive as they are a tad melancholic.

Untitled 1 by Lara Simon, 58mm (2017)

Untitled 2 by Lara Simon, 58mm (2017)

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(Photograph by Matilda Westin)