General Entry - Emerging Talent Awards
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Left Behind

I found myself deeply overwhelmed by the need to keep even the most mundane of my Mom's belongings when she died suddenly this past February. Instead of providing comfort and good memories they became a source of deep sadness and anxiety for me and I knew the only way I would be able to move past that was to focus on a way to interact with them cathartically.

I had recently become active on Instagram and realized that utilizing the casual aspects of sharing on the app was a way to diminish my own sentimentality towards the objects my Mom left behind. Each image is paired with an archival image of her that speaks to its subject.