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8.5×11 inches / 40 pages / 40 b&w images
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The series Roc was created during the beginning of quarantine in early 2020 while living in Rockaway Beach, a small peninsula on the edge of New York City. It’s a unique neighborhood and a popular summer beach destination. The series budded unexpectedly after a two-year creative slump, stemming originally from my cancer diagnosis, followed by the pandemic. Everything felt so dark and hazy, and picking up a camera for the first time again allowed me to reflect those qualities through these black-and-white photographs. It felt reminiscent of my early years shooting film and was the beginning of me creating photos again that I liked — and obviously, it was a way of starting over. Being bilingual, and in ESL and speech therapy for most of my childhood, photography has always been a medium that allowed me to express emotions and thoughts that I otherwise do not always have the skills to communicate complexly. I wanted to portray these emotions, and this series became more of a personal catalogue on Rockaway and my feelings during that time of healing creatively.