Barbara Cole's underwater dancing photos capture the joy of freely moving bodies
Fine art photographerBarbara Colehas returned to capturing the human figure underwater for the first time since the pandemic began with BEAT, a new series of work that will be shown at Toronto'sBau-Xi Gallerythis July.
Written by: Dom Carter
29 June 2022
Running from 9 July through to 23 July 2022, BEAT features images that depict human figures engaging in "ethereal conversations" about the movement of bodies and water. Submerged subjects have become something of a signature for Barbara, but in the context of this exhibition, they say something new about the isolation we have all experienced over the last few years.
With the feeling of time and physical movement slowing down due to various lockdowns, the figures in BEAT reveal the essential beauty of the human body through dance and celebrate how people have begun to move freely again now that restrictions have eased.