Documentary Photography

Series I

 

Series II

Moments of Rebellion / Times that Call for Change

This collection of images includes snapshots from moments in the past year that show the fight for change. These images do not look alike, nor were they taken at the same places. These variances are what make up the family. Similar to a family, these images are unique, individualistic and international. Despite these differences, this family is rooted in the underlying human desire for freedom, which transcends cultural barriers. The camera acts as my tool, documenting this sense of rebellion; thus, collecting moments that show how a city is defined by its people.

This collection combines photos taken in different countries throughout the year in order to convey a sense of global connectedness. Although, cultures vary and politics make us feel divided, there remains an underlying sense of understanding between the images. All of the images show people overcome by the desire for change in order to create a brighter future. From thousands of miles apart, people are united by the human desire for freedom.

 

Series III

Just Breathe

a memoir from the perspective of Maria

Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. A person with CF has cells that are not able to regulate salt intake in and out of the cell membrane, leading to the formation of thicker, stickier mucus. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps germs, like bacteria, leading to infections, inflammation, respiratory failure, and other complications. For this reason, minimizing contact with germs is a top concern for people with CF.