Rachel Beamer lives and works in Cleveland, OH. She received an MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012 and has shown her work at venues including the Cleveland Museum of Art.
The photographs from the series All that life contains were captured on daily visits, during the course of four months, to an area along the southern shoreline of Lake Erie. In her work Beamer marks the passage of time at the shoreline: studying, revisiting and cataloging the changes. She chose the location of the photographs to reveal the transformative qualities of the seasons: the color shifts, water freezes and thaws. The images are a meditation on the constant and subtle alterations which occur in that environment over time.