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Life has a way of transforming us into something we no longer recognize. Photography has been fundamental in

peeling back the layers of my life and reconnecting me with my subconsciousness. The intention of my work is to

eliminate all that is superfluous and engage mindfulness. My images are meant to provoke self-reflection, which

encourages the development of true well-being, which is where we can find ourselves again.

Given the current world we live in, I believe mankind would only benefit from self-reflection, engaging our

subconsciousness and bringing awareness to what truly matters in life. This scholarship would give me the

opportunity to explore the extent of how photography encourages self-reflection and grant every viewer a passage

towards their own introspective quest to re-connection within humanity and with ourselves.

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My parents immigrated to America from the island of Capri. I am first generation born in Palm Beach, Florida and was fortunate enough to spend my summers in Capri. I grew up capturing the two places closest to my heart through my lens, not ever realizing the relevancy.

While in college studying international marketing at Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, I took a black and white photography class. Which inspired me more than anything and ignited my passion. I graduated from FIT, got married had two beautiful children and shortly thereafter I went back to study photography at the School of Visual Arts in NYC where I received a BFA in photography. It was a challenging journey but such a noteworthy experience on so many levels! You can find me capturing moments anywhere between New York, Palm Beach and Capri!

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United Kingdom
Belfast
Reflecting upon a personal sense of identity within the Northern Irish landscape. Influenced by layers of historic conflict prominent within the region. The body of work 'Murmur' delves into the connection of migration and selfhood, looking at the subtle changing relationship within one's identity a...
Italy
Genova
Panic attack. Analogic photography. Double exposure. Kiev 88. Ilford HP5 400 This photographic series was made during a personal search for the expression of my discomfort. I was never able to put into words what I felt (still feel) with my panic attacks, but one evening, after developing the...
North Macedonia, Republic of
Skopje
Humans are animals - Animals are human. We swam and we crawled, we stood up and hunted, we fought and strived, we grew and developed, we raised thoughts and memories and fantasies, we became knowledgeable and  sophisticated, we became self-sufficient, self-centered and self-obsessed, we became...
Serbia
Belgrade
The photograph “Crossing 1” was taken on 19.02.2020. at the railway station in the city of Sremska Mitrovica, located in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, in the Northern part of Serbia. The photograph shows an elderly lady from one of the local villages waiting for the train to pass so that she...
United Kingdom
Hereford
Artist Statement ‘Old Wives’ Tales Pregnancy Myth’ This series is a tongue in cheek look at Old Wives’ Tales and when I became pregnant the second time I decided I wanted to play with the idea of myths. Often regarded as irrational, illogical and absurd stories that over the passing of time have...

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