Mississippi State University, photography

Justice Williams

Justice Williams
ART 4660 – Advanced Photography
Digital Prints
Total Images: 20

In this body of work my photographs explore how individuals portray themselves in the real world, how they wish to portray themselves, how they feel inside, and what struggles they go through. Just like me, I believe other individuals, specifically young adults, have struggled with or are currently struggling with finding themselves. In the end this would bring them, and myself, a step closer to finding ourselves. This body of work will allow the viewers to understand each depicted person’s inner struggles with what keeps them from being where they want to be in life. We go through so many experiences in life that help build and mold who we are or who we shall become someday. This body of work could not only help me grow as a person, but help with others taking a step closer to finding their true identity.

Mississippi State University, photography

Madison Martin

Madison Martin
ART4660 Advanced Photography
digital print; 8×10
20 images total

Series titled La Douleur Exquise.. “La Douleur Exquise” means “the exquisite pain,” and in medical terms is defined as “a pain that morphine cannot dull.” This is the pain those that suffer from depression, anxiety, and panic disorder experience. The concept of this project is to reveal the harsh reality of this “exquisite pain.” My personal investment in this project is fueled by my own battle and my passion to reveal the harsh reality of it. As Sherri Paricio Bornhoft said, “I am being attacked by something that I can’t escape from.” My images reveal the deep feelings that sufferers face.