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The artist writes "My exhibit is about the military and how it effects its service members during and after enlistment. I use a collaborative approach in my work so that I am not making assumptions or speaking for someone for whom I have no right speaking. Through the use of photography and mark making, each participant is able to have their stories heard without having to reveal their identity. A different section of my exhibit focuses on the whole story of a person’s military career and why they joined. The participant was not anonymous for this section, but they were only asked to share as much as they felt comfortable with. I was very concerned throughout this project to not push too far with the participants and only have them share what they wanted to share. The final product is comprised of three sections. The first section consists of family photos and stories, the second section is all of the marked up prints of two different service members, and the final section is comprised of notes from the field. This last section has photos sent from Afghanistan and Cherry Point, North Carolina, with the participants’ reflection of being in that area or being in the military. My ultimate goal for this exhibit is to start a conversation about what the military can do for, and to, the people who serve and the lasting effects that it has on its service members."