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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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Suzanne Gonsalez-Smith

SPE Member since 2010
Member Chapter: Midwest

Lost Childhood

"Lost Childhood" is my visual interpretation of dealing with the loss of childhood innocence, abuse and even death that affects so many children in the United States and world wide. This stems from the current events of the day which are filled with an endless data pertaining to violence against children. This series uses the beauty and innocence of what it means to be a child such as bright colors and patterns, in combination with bones, broken and tattered toys and dilapidated antique dolls. The effect creates art that reflects life in a manner that is hauntingly beautiful but humanly flawed.

Lost Childhood: A Little Sorrow

Lost Childhood: One Hundred Hail Marys for Julia

Lost Childhood: Little Simon in the Coal Bucket

Lost Childhood: Bomber Baby

Lost Childhood: Devil Girls and Rodeo Queen

Lost Childhood: Our Lady of Winter Harvest

Lost Childhood: Playing with Pink Monsters

Lost Childhood: Sally in Silk and Bones

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