This is my artist’s statement:
“At the beginning of this photo taking process, I had a certain idea for a project: I chose one place to photograph in and around, Harvard Square in Cambridge. I chose this place because it is somewhere that I and many people in the [Cambridge School of Weston] community spend a lot of time in. I specifically wanted to explore social class in Harvard Square. I noticed there is a range of classes from people who have to live on the street and without homes to successful business people and Harvard University professors to the middle class student who works at American Apparel and attends a decent school. This was my original goal, to capture social classes in Harvard Square.
By the time I was finished taking these photos I realized the project had taken a turn to look more at people in general. Every single person in this world has a story to them. Each individual photograph tells a story about the person or people in it. When you look at these photos I invite you to think about each person’s story, try to look through their surface and see their joy, or suffering, or contentment. Please interpret these photos as you like, for you the viewer are also a part of the art.”