At the core of my work is the exploration of my relationship with my deceased father. Preceding his suicide in 2012, my father battled several different kinds of addiction. After his death I found it extremely difficult to understand and communicate how I was feeling and why I was feeling that way. I began exploring the relationship I once had with him versus the relationship I was left with. During this exploration, I found photography to be the most useful medium to communicate through.
My book, “Reflections of Facts”, combines old photographs of my father, text from a police report, and a reflective material. By creating an accordion book and altering the photographs of my father, viewer is forced to read the book through reflections where my father’s eyes would be.
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Carter, Hannah, "Reflections of Facts" (2017). 12th Annual Student Book Arts Competition. Image 9.