Photography Final Project: College Silence, What Can’t You Talk About?

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Statement: Sometimes it’s overwhelming and seemingly impossible to talk about the things that haunt us, even when we may usually be a strong individual. Often we’re the victim of problems we can’t control, but society deems us the villain, blames us for being weak. The point of these photos was to portray both the despair and strength of people who suffer from alcoholism, sexual assault, self-harm, and medication addiction. These are things that need to be talked about in order to find help, and making them taboo just forces those who suffer to recede into the shadows.

Disclaimer: None of these photos are meant to imply that any of these models have had these problems.


About Alicen Lewis

Find me on! Archived Blog: Previously a summer intern for the startup incubator Idealab, during the school year I am also on the board of the Scripps College Professionals Network, Team Leader and Head Web Designer for Scripps College IT for Faculty, and President of Scripps Women in Technology. My previous experience includes working Digital New Media with Geek & Sundry, a Los Angeles Commercial YouTube company.

Posted on May 7, 2013, in Claremont, Daily Adventures, Photography, School and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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