My name is Kylie Tarburton and I’m a graduating senior at Arcadia University majoring in Media and Communications. For as long as I can remember, my passion has always been in the field of photography. I even said, when I was 4 years old, that I wanted to be a photographer when I grew up. Since I was 10, I carried a camera around my neck everywhere I went. It is perhaps the most important thing that I own.
This love of mine translated directly into my thesis project. When I was faced with the decision to pick a specific concentration within Media and Communication, I struggled… a lot. I didn’t feel like I fit in any of them or that I could commit to a single concentration. Being able to “design” one allowed me to consider what I really wanted to study, and while this is mostly photography, I learned so many other things about how to read, write, edit, and speak Media and Communication.
What truly brings me joy is being able to share my work with others in whatever form that looks like; there is something about a photograph that projects so much emotion and I believe it will always be a timeless art form.
What is home? What defines home? These are the questions that I started strongly thinking about during the pandemic when I spent a lot of time with my family in my childhood home. Being born in Vermont but having only lived in New York and Pennsylvania, the word home resonates with me; I am not someone who has spent all my time in a single “home.” I would 100% consider myself a homebody with a love for travel and in my book, home is a place where you are with the people you care about. But then I am faced with another question, what isn’t a home? Nostalgia is a word that shines through in this, “used to be home, used to be there” kind of way. But is it possible to portray nostalgia in a photograph? I am fascinated by these opposing themes, the presence of people in a home and the absence, yet presence, of people, in places that are not usually considered “home.”
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What is home? What defines home? These are the questions that I started strongly thinking about during the pandemic when I spent a lot of time with my family in my childhood home. Being born in Vermont but having only lived in New York and Pennsylvania, the word home...