Student Work

  • Photography (BFA)

    Winnie Duong

    Clear Eyes, Full Hearts

    In this personal series, I focused on my thought process and identity. Through an unreliable narrator, a story is subtly told about the mental health of the narrator. Common themes are paranoia and the madness of everyday life, which are expressed through juxtaposing stripped down and naturalistic scenes with more romanticized versions of life. I wish to blur lines and make contradictions in my body of work. Each photograph can be relatable or completely removed but nothing is in-between. During the time spent making these images, I wondered if this was therapeutic for me, or if it’s a weakness that I can’t stop making images that represent my emotional frame of mind. My objective is to be both sincere and deceitful but still truthful in the sense that the contrasting intentions exist in my mind.