“If the Sea Islands belong to Carrie Mae Weems and rural Virginia to Sally Mann, this part of Wisconsin can now be said to belong to Erinn Springer.” - Casey Cep, The New Yorker
Erinn Springer returned to rural Wisconsin after the loss of a close family member, hoping to reconnect with her memories of home. Created with her family and strangers, the resulting series depicts the contrasts of the modern midwest where everyday occurrences get caught between past and present. Her portrayals of isolation and connection explore interior and exterior landscapes in a region that is mysterious yet familiar. A portrait of agrarian life, Dormant Season is a tender document of the intergenerational bonds of rural America: a mental space and physical place at the heart of an old dream and at the edge of a transformation.
Erinn Springer (b.1993) is a self-taught photographer from Wisconsin, USA. She was a nominee for the 2022 Leica Oskar Barnack award, a finalist for the 2022 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, and the recipient of the 2021 PhMuseum Vogue Italia Prize and the 2021 Charcoal Publishing Prize. Her work has been featured in and commissioned by The New York Times, The New Yorker, Die Zeit, M Le Monde, Vogue and others. Erinn is based between Menomonie, Wisconsin and Brooklyn, New York.