Liz Obert's The Beach Goers
"These images are a subset of a body of work, in which I document tourists’ activities. As a traveler, I am fascinated by people’s behavior, while they are on vacation. These photographs, specifically, show how some people act on the beach.
Something about the ocean draws our interest as humans. Many people visit the beach in order to relax, and to escape their busy, often hectic lives. They pursue this in different ways, sometimes by occupying their time by basking in the sun and reading, other times participating in activities, like swimming, snorkeling or taking photographs.
This work documents, how people act in an in a destination that they have often traveled a long way to visit. A place that advertisements present as a paradise, filled with beautiful people having the time of their lives. I want to show a glimpse of what actually happens in these places." --Liz Obert
Liz Obert is an artist living in Portland Oregon. She is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Linfield College. She received her BFA from College of Santa Fe and her MFA from Washington State University. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Her exhibition “Cybernetic Landscapes” at Push Dot Studios in Portland was named “Best Photography Show of 2009” by the Willamette Week. Most recent exhibitions include “9 x 12,” Pen-Club Gallery, Budapest, Hungary and “Latitude = 45 Longitude = 122,” Wallspace Gallery, Seattle. Her website is http://www.lizobert.com/.