2019 Student Research Conference:
32nd Annual Student Research Conference

Finding My Way Home

Marissa B. Banks
Prof. Priya S. Kambli, Faculty Mentor

Home became something undefined when my family moved to Texas halfway through my time at Truman. Through this photographic body of work, I explore my identity through place. From my first trip back home as a freshman, I noticed the beauty of rural Missouri. This work is a reflection on what stood out to me from those many drives, as I focused on capturing the landscapes and barns that reminded me of that journey. I photographed these subjects using a 4x5 camera to produce a paper negative. When viewing these subjects in real life, a positive impression is perceived; however, the first impression through the camera is a negative. The paper negatives change the perspective, converting what is present to what is missing and bringing to the forefront what was lost before. The everyday and mundane become precious and eye-catching when viewed in negative form.

Keywords: photography, home, negative, 4x5 camera, darkroom, barn, rural landscape

Art - Studio Art

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 109-4
Location: MC 210
Time: 9:15

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