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The Keepers of the Lanes
by Jake Belcher


The Keepers of the Lanes is a visual study of a fifty-year-old bowling alley lost in time in a modern, post-industrial, sleepy New England town. The people featured here have been coming to this bowling alley for at least half of their lives, and they take pride in preserving and curating an institution that has remained true to form for so many years. This building has served as an oasis from the daily turmoil of the outside world for the mostly older folks who live, work, and play here. A strong sense of pride and ownership is apparent among the aging men and women. A theme of permanence tests the viewer, daring one to imagine how long an institution like this may last once its curators are no longer around to care for it.


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