"When you look at a person, any person, remember that everyone has a story. Everyone has gone through something that has changed them."
In preparation for pre-thesis (and so I don't lose my stride), I'm excited to announce the progress of a new visual journal. For every day for the month of June, I have gone out and made the effort to photograph.
Last semester at Ole Miss I continued to explore the practices and means in which mundane articles, such as toilets and people’s personal articles are connected with societal norms and expectations. For example, in my “Little Spaces” project for my Alternative Processes course this past semester I asked individuals if I could document their everyday environment. The purpose of which was to highlight the isolation people build around their messes.
Coming off that, every day I would go out to photograph and find something ordinary yet interesting to me and document it. I then would find articles of mixed media art to pairing with my own images along with a caption on the opposite page. The commentary these photos are placed with for this visual journal, maybe one sentence if not even that, are my idea of mini stories to have the viewer engage in. I really have enjoyed playing with these ideas of the chain of events in every person's story whether it be the interpersonal relationship we have with ourselves or the personal relationships we share with others.
I will continue this project in the month of July. The June visual journal of this project will be in the Visual Journaling section of my site shortly.
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