2023 Student Research Conference:
36th Annual Student Research Conference

No Longer The Passive Listener

Rianna Carrabus Rice
Prof. Priya S. Kambli, Faculty Mentor

My mother tells stories and I listen. This is the foundation of our relationship. I cherish these stories more than my own memories. They are well polished like stones now upon all the retellings. I am the only child,  the only receiver of stories. For a while I understood only the remembering, though now I understand the telling. I am now a photographer. A documentarian. I choose what is remembered and how it is remembered,  no longer the passive listener. I hold a great power in my hands when I take a photograph. I choose the light, the location, the frame, the subject, the moment.


I have explored questions like these through photography  at Truman, and now all these questions culminate in my final capstone project. In this project I explore how my role has changed from listener to storyteller, and how photography facilitates and hinders this role.


Keywords: Photography, Studio Art, Memory, Storytelling, Remembering, Capstone Project

Studio Art

Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

Session: TBA
Location: TBA
Time: TBA

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