Arpita Shah

These objects have travelled across continents through time and through generations, as artifacts of my family’s journey. It was important to include them because they bare little scratches, scars and creases. Like the body they have aged with time, full of stories and experiences.

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Lila Barth

Through this process I learned the importance of emotional investment. I began to let my experiences with each family member and their connection with me bleed into the work. Like my mother’s strong presence. And my sympathy for my sister. It became some of my most honest work.

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Macaulay Lerman

For as long as I can remember, I have not wanted to live in this world. It is not that I wished for my existence to cease, but rather I longed to be elsewhere. Middle-earth when I was a child, on a freight train when I was a teenager, and in my dreams and subconscious since I’ve entered adulthood. My work is inescapably linked to this condition. It is a shifting internal landscape; a depiction of elsewhere.

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Jake Mein

“everyone interprets things with a different visual language and has their own truth. With that in mind I’m conscious of communicating the person in the way they present themselves at that time.”

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Olga Sokal

“At the end of a day I am always acutely aware that I was a guest, entering their world, and always tried to remain respectful. I tried to show my willingness to learn about the culture and customs and focused on making a connection with the individuals I worked with.”

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Max Miechowski

“What got me really excited about photography, and still does, is how it changes the way in which you interact with the world around you - it forces me to look a little harder and to explore and nurture my curiosity.”

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Rosie Brock

“(feeling compelled to make photographs), I think it makes life bearable - to be able to find some kind of profound beauty in a woman sitting on a Midway bench on a humid July afternoon.”

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Lisa Lindvay

Culturally, we don’t generally talk about mental health. I have been told my whole life I shouldn’t talk about these things. Through the process of making this work and opening up about my family’s experience, I’ve learned that things may be different if we all did.

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Kovi Konowiecki

“One day I find myself driving for three hours straight while another day I get invited into a stranger’s home to watch a trumpet recital. It’s all part of the journey of making a project.”

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