On Thin Ice:Therapy Through Photography

February 28, 2020 - September 30, 2020

Danielle Cecil, a recent BFA graduate of Saginaw Valley State University, uses a large format film camera to capture images related to childhood traumas. Although seeming whimsical in subject and composition, the images have a much more somber undertone as she uses an arrangement of found objects to represent the trauma that leads to her later diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as an adult. Individually printing each image from a film negative not only allows Danielle to communicate her experiences to the public but also opens up an avenue of self-reflection.

Danielle Cecil. Disgrace