Yesterday was the last day of my undergrad and I had my critiques. The project was well received and the audio and photographs worked so well together. I am so happy with how it turned out and can’t wait to expand it even further.
Next step grad school!
Printing For crits done! Now onto sequencing!
So so happy with the final results and can’t wait to continue this process in grad school.
So I decided besides having the audio for the presentation i would provide a booklet with the interviews written out, for those who decide not to listen to the whole audio clip. It also gives people a chance to go over the entire interview from each individual, instead of just hearing one response, when all of their answers were great.
It just takes a long time to listen to repeatedly and write out.
Although, it is really great to really analyze what everyone has said!
One full one done, 7 more to finish!
Also, final critiques next week! I am so excited!
Last week of classes for my undergrad!
Now all that’s left is to maybe get one or two more quick interviews in, continue to edit the audio and images, and then print!
I will be presenting the finished project (well… this stage of the overall project) at the end of April.
I will be continuing though, so please keep an eye out and I appreciate all your support!
Another interview triptych complete!
It was a pleasure talking with this individual, and she is as bright as the photos you see here.
Two weeks left of classes this semester and then it is exam/critique period. It has been fantastic having the opportunity to explore and create this project and I look forward to continuing it in the near future.
Here is one of the latest interviews I have completed!
This one makes it seven!
One of the things I enjoy most about this project is the different things people choose to photograph. Some have similar scenarios, body parts, or even objects (like cats), but in the end they all are so visually different and unique.
So today I was super productive and completed two separate interviews for my thesis project about mental health. Both went great and can’t wait to edit the audio and create the triptych of images for both participants!
8 now complete! So close to the end of the semester I can’t believe it. I am hoping to get 10 interviews done in the end, but we will see what happens time wise.
So happy with the outcome of this project and it’s not even done yet.
Now this is absurd. I understand keeping track of those who pose a serious threat to others, but this is taking it to a new extreme and one that does not need this type of criticism. It sets people back so much and can cause so much damage to one’s progress with dealing with their mental health struggles.
We must learn to discuss our issues openly and this just hinders people’s want to do so. It is such a set back. It will cause people to debate whether it is something that needs to be brought forth and talked about because of the vulnerable state it puts them in with issues like this.
I am not impressed.
These last two weeks have been very hectic with school, but I have still been working hard at this project, getting more contacts, participants, and editing. Only a few more weeks left until final critiques for my fourth year thesis project, but I will still be looking for people to participate after that point.
I want to thank everyone who has been following, encouraging, and participating in this project. There are so many more great possibilities to expand this and I will be definitely taking it upon myself to do so. I believe mental health is finally starting to be discussed and I want to take it upon myself to help with the efforts to do just that.
Keep your eyes open for more updates!
Mental Health needs to be discussed openly and not so negatively. Let’s do just that.
It is so upsetting that so many people have these internal battles that they can’t express to the world. And in the end many cannot handle what it does to them. It is those people, and everyone else who struggles that we need to remember. We need to help.
Recently a young man in Toronto lost his battle with mental health and took his own life. It is unfortunate situations like these that bring to light the fact that we do not have access to all the health care aids we need.
…but this project is not.
It is something I have become very invested in and it does not stop once I graduate.
I want an open space for people to discuss mental health, whether they are struggling with it, know a lot about it, or are trying to learn about it. Photography and other art forms are a great way to bring people together to discuss as it can draw people in.
With this project in particular I want to discuss how certain strategies with coping work for some and not others. I want people to show how coping can be as simple as shopping, to medication, to listening to music, to therapy. It is also a process to get to the point of knowing what works for you, and it can also change over time.
Everyone’s story is different. Everyone’s process is different. Everyone’s acceptance is different. So why not take a moment and listen?
Here’s the latest photo triptych in my series about mental health and coping strategies.
Hope you enjoy!
It’s been a great overall experience this semester doing this thesis project.
Was really great chatting with this person, as it has been with everyone I have encountered in the project.
More to come soon!
So I did my sixth interview today. It’s really coming along and I am excited to see where this goes in the future.
The end of the semester is drawing near so I am looking to get the last few done so I have a minimum of 10.
Now to keep going and continually look for ways to expand this project :)
Check out what I’ve done so far photo wise here:
Did the 4th interview in my series today! Here’s an example of the triptych that emerged.
Again the interview went great! So many things to talk about and it is always so nice and comforting, even if the topic can be a bit negative.
On to the next one!