Inspired by a combination of people's memories, testimonies, and material artifacts, I construct detailed diorama sets that reinterpret the stories related to a particular site. By intertwining recollections of the past and present into invented scenes, I explore the collective experience of memory. My encounters with these spaces have informed the images by merging my history with those unknown. Through the transformation of photography, I seek to illuminate a portal into the imagination.
In this series of photographs, Group Home, I collected interviews from numerous sources and reports written about a teen mental health facility in Tennessee operating from the early 1990s to the early 2000s. This institution housed teens and young adults from 13-20 years old and was shut down due to questionable practices. This work aims to reinterpret the fragmented memories that patients experienced while housed in this establishment.
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