Being born in New Haven and going to school in the area not only gave me plenty of locations to take interesting photographs, but also a place to grow up and find myself. I have met many interesting people and have participated in amazing programs, like this one, that have helped mold me and my artistic interests. These photographs are an extension of myself, so I hope that viewers will be able to see me.
Blink and you miss it is the meaning behind my photographs. There is always so much to look at everywhere; we are constantly being subjected to visual information. My photographs reflect what I see in those short moments when things become clear while I wander the streets of my hometown. During this course at the Yale Center for British Art, I learned how to hone my skills and take the best pictures possible. By studying color, light, and the history of photography as a medium, I am able to better understand the kinds of photos I was taking and recognize my own personal photographic style.
—Jazlyn Rivera, Hill Regional Career High School