What degree are you currently seeking?:
Brief thesis project description:
Necessity and Nostalgia is a photographic project about people's bedside tables. The photographs are arranged in order of age (ranging from a 9 year-old to a memorial for a passed mother), illustrating the complex relationship we have with possessions and memory.
Who is your Thesis Advisor?:
Why did you decide to go to graduate school?:
I LOVE SCHOOL. I knew graduate school would give my work a giant massage - I have been pushed down, pulled up, and have evolved into a very happy photographer.
Why did you choose The University of Iowa for your graduate studies?:
I applied to Iowa on a whim, but soon realized it was a gem. I am encouraged to collaborate with fellow artists and other departments, finding friends and answers in theatre, art history, and the Center for the Book.
What are your long term goals beyond your graduate degree at Iowa?:
I am applying to assistant photography professor positions so I can continue extending my enthusiasm for photography to college students :)
How has your experience at Iowa allowed you to achieve your goals?:
Iowa has taught me how to solve whatever is put in front of me.