Project Statement This body of work reflects the strength to overcome life’s obstacles. I feel that I grew up fast, trying to be a mature and responsible daughter for my single, young mother. Throughout adolescence I endured the loss of my grandmother, a threatening car accident, the uncertainty of beauty. My photographs in this project depict my progression through these hardships as I attempt to become more confident and better myself. I incorporated different techniques into my project such as typography, studio work, natural light, painting over my photos, etc. so I could better my photography as well, and try to find a style that I enjoy working with. I think it is important to improve myself and my work in order to cope during rough times.