Eileen Meslar

Eileen Meslar
ART 5480: Photography Workshop
Digital Prints; 24″ x 36″

In my current series, I am taking portraits of individuals who take a path along the train tracks in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. I was drawn to photographing this group because few people I know personally would travel along this path bordering the tracks. I wanted to find out whom would choose to walk along the tracks and why. I interview these individuals to learn more about them and the path they are traveling. I record their voices when they respond to the questions, “Where are you coming from?” and “Where are you going to?” I also ask them to tell me about themselves. By pairing each sound clip and photograph together, I would like to shed light on this group of individuals who are often overlooked.