Honey Lazar, "Lunch on a Cold Day", 2006, gelatin silver print.

Honey Lazar, “Lunch on a Cold Day”, 2006, gelatin silver print.

Honey Lazar

I am interested in making photographs that confront stereotypes. “Neither Plain nor Simple”, is a joyful collaboration between Barbara, whom I photographed and me, which shows life on an Amish farm in all of its beautiful complexities.

– Honey Lazar

Photography about the Amish people was always separated by distance. Photos were taken from a distance, accompanied by written assumptions, or fantasies about our lives. It seemed to me that a fogged window separated our worlds. The Amish yearn to get a glimpse of the outside world and the outside world longs for a peek of the plain and simple. I wanted to show the truth, and through the bond of friendship I have with Honey, I hope we defogged the Amish. We live in different world, but we are one.

– Barbara Miller

Honey Lazar (Hunting Valley, Ohio) received her BS from Ohio State University and has taken extensive photography workshops at venues including the Santa Fe Workshops, the International Center of Photography, and the Maine Photographic Workshops. She has shown her photographs in Ohio at the EIO Gallery in Cleveland, the Hawken School of Fine Arts in Gates Mills, Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, as well as in New York City at the Camera Club of New York.