Preserving The Hamptons

by Rachelle Hruska · August 26, 2008

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In the ever populating Hamptons, it is not always easy to stay afloat during the fast paced summer months. But for many of us it is not just the summer fun that we live here for. More important is the beauty of the land that we grew up in, its tranquility, and our friends — both ordinary and high profile folks alike.

Preserve is a open-ended documentary project started this summer photographing local youths of the Hamptons in their natural environments. From the Native American Reservation in Southampton to the back parking lots of Sag Harbor, the teens of the Hamptons are seen as they are - complex, diverse teens existing in a dual environment of opulent excess and working-class strife.