The Making of a Ghost

PhotographerJadene Meyer
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

As a mixed-asian individual in America, I've wanted to convey, in a series, how I feel my culture leave me every day. It started out with losing the majority of the Korean Language, and it moved on to a disconnection with cultural traditions altogether. I personified the loss of culture into a Ghost. I feel the trace of my culture everywhere I go and I also feel it's absence. I felt this concept was incomplete without the dual aspect of the leaving of my culture with the departure of adolescent and innocence which is inherent in growing up. I took this series of self-portraits with a tripod in the hopes of conveying how growing up relates to losing important parts of yourself you took for granted.