Being part of a crowd is a divisive experience. A mosh pit can elicit feelings of euphoria, or claustrophobia. Some get a thrill shopping an end of season sale, others can’t imagine anything worse. Group fitness activities can be a motivating, or humiliating, prospect. Many get a sense of belonging from cheering for their team, but there are those for whom a sports stadium remains a foreign land. Crowds are universal and timeless, however, Amber Boardman’s Crowd Scenes speak to the preoccupations of contemporary capitalist society.

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