Eliza Louise Newman’s Thanks Waco

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Eliza Louise Newman

Thanks Waco is an exploration of self by interacting with familiar and unfamiliar places in Texas. As Eliza reexamines her home state with a critical eye, melancholic, yet confusing, feelings erupt. Waco is a complex place with a complex history, and overwhelming feelings of love, sadness, conflict, and not belonging anymore take precedence.

After moving to New York, recognition of living in a sheltered small town set in. Through the act of photographing, a personal visual narrative of Waco forms, which is, conservative, utopic, oppressive, and home.

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