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The memory of trauma is so often located in place. In this series, I explore my relationship to the spaces of my own trauma.

To create this series, I spent one morning in the town of my childhood, with two rolls of film and a borrowed car. I drove to the places of my memory, jumped out of the car, and tried to capture the texture of these spaces. The results were grainy--the film was expired--and unfinished, as most trauma is. 

MEMORY
SPACES

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As providers, we are—amongst other things—investigators. We palpate, we move, we measure. We tap and wait for a flicker. We count the beats. We record the temperature. We listen for crackles and rales. We look for dilation, we monitor for changes. This is how we learn to be clinicians. We learn to detect and characterize ailments in order to heal them.

But pain is always subjective. We can’t detect it, we can’t measure it, and we can’t see it. We rely upon our patients to communicate their pain, but patient report is seldom sufficient to determine the extent and character of pain. Even our best clinical practices fall short because we get stuck at the first step—investigation.

This project addresses a simple, yet deeply impactful problem: we cannot see pain. It approaches this issue through several contextual recognitions that build upon one another: one, that providers rely upon detection and investigation for successful clinical care. Two, that sight is one of the primary ways that we assess, measure, interact with, and understand reality. Over 50% of the cortex is devoted to visual processing; more brain space is allocated to processing and storing visual information than all of our other senses combined. With these two points in mind, it becomes clear that medicine is in need of a way to visualize pain.

Cupping is a practice that has existed in many societies throughout history. It leaves large purple circles on the body—places where blood and lymph have been mobilized and pulled to the surface. It is therapeutic, but it also is visual—you can see areas of muscle tightness, nerve irritation, and fluid stagnation. You can see pain.

chronic
pain

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There's something incredible about meeting women who spend their time creating. They are generative, they are multifaceted, and they are incredibly rich subjects to photograph.


local female artists

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 behind the lens

I lived many lives before I became a portrait photographer. My most recent transition was taking a leave from medical school to pursue my art. It's a long story. Put simply, there are too many parts of me for a linear life to contain.

I’ve opted to use this as a strength. My work in medicine, fine art, and women’s advocacy enriches the way I see, navigate the world, and take photographs. In this way, I see portrait photography as transformative—a way to shift the way that women are seen and see themselves. 

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