Voices in Isolation
Black and white photograph of a girl leaning against a wall, hew knees up at her chest, arms around her legs. Window behind her.
GVSU student photographer Madison Cruz created her senior photographic exhibition, “Breathing Space,” with three other students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many around the world, Cruz dealt with feelings of isolation while being forced to stay inside and away from family and friends. This time influenced her final project as she created black and white images that capture the feelings of being anxious and depressed, feelings many dealt with during this time. Regarding her photographs Cruz states, “Through my images I hope to depict the emotions we bottle up inside and what the anxiety or depression some of us have experienced might look like from the inside out. While viewing my images, I ask you to self-reflect and think about how this isolation from the quarantine affected you and those around you.”