Student Work

  • Photography (BFA)

    Dakyung An


    My project is about how my body and thinking changed after losing 34 kilos (~75 pounds) in six months. Women, including myself, think and compare themselves with the ideal female body. When I weighed 102 kilos (~224 pounds), I was confident and I did not mind my body being bigger than others. I had accepted it. My family was worried about my health so, I started an intense diet and attending a diet camp in Korea. As I was losing weight, my self-esteem was also being lost. Even though I lost many kilos, I was not satisfied with my body. My confidence and self-esteem were shaken. It was hard to accept what I went through. This project was a way to analyze, study, reflect and accept myself.