Artist Spotlight: Marc Ohrem-Leclef

Ohrem-Leclef juxtaposes images from two different isolated male communities to reveal similarities.

BY Christopher Harrity

April 27 2013 4:00 AM ET

Photographer Marc Ohrem-Leclef explains it best himself:

"Cowboys and Indians" introduces us to two insular, male-dominated communities.

The first is a group of “jackaroos” (the term for young cowboys in Australia), in a very remote area of northern Queensland that has neither FM radio nor cell phone reception or any sizable village within a vicinity of over 100 miles.

The other is a group of wrestling students in their sacred and thus somewhat ‘off-limits’ training grounds -- part clay/dirt arena, part temple to the Hindu-god Hanuman — in a congested city in northern India.

Here they follow the thousand-year-old practice of kushti, a style of wrestling that embraces Hindu spiritual tradition.

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