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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Christine Lenzen

SPE Member since 2012
Member Chapter: Midwest

Morning Light

The combination of images and text in the series Morning Light is the result of a personal exploration of heartbreak. The images, taken with a smartphone and edited using an aesthetic bounded by social media, document the ephemeral beauty of light within the home as a metaphor for the intimacy and immediacy of emotions and thoughts that occur throughout the course of a heartbreak. The emotionally raw text, derived from personal reflections, is handwritten below the image providing the overall composition a resemblance to a Polaroid, further suggesting the idea of immediacy.

The morning you left

Tell me you don't love me

Last December

I woke up smelling you

The symptoms are one and the same

The crying part of grieving

Stalled Intimacy


What I want

I was really mean

Alanis Morissette

Digital Evidence

Mourning Ritual

You got away

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