Absent father, is an ongoing mixed media project about fatherlessness and its impacts on grown individuals. Through this work I am interested in exploring the ways that this experience has affected me as a person, how father absence similarly affects millions of others, and what those absences mean in our culture at large. I aim to destigmatize conversation around having an absent father and an imperfect american family. below is a picture of my own father, the only picture i have of him.
I hope that you will consider being a part of the project by sharing your own experience with fatherlessness below. The goal of this work is only to understand, and share, the true and long lasting struggles of fatherlessness.
Thank you so much for taking a peek and considering working with me on this project! In addition to the words I am also collecting images of fathers who were not, are not, or could not be in their children's lives, to reinterpret into prints that are reflective and only visible under certain conditions. If you would like to contribute an image please email any quality of an image, be it a scan or cell phone picture to: firstname.lastname@example.org