About the Book
'Bronson, MI' explores small town life in and around the rural town of Bronson, Michigan by looking at the people, the landscape, and day-to-day life within the community. At times it both confirms and challenges ones stereotypes of what truly lies outside the city, blurring nostalgia and reality. This set of images seeks to capture and somehow preserve a way of life that is now struggling daily to stay afloat.
I was born in 1987 and grew up on a farm in the small rural town of Bronson, Michigan, where there are probably more farm animals than people and only two working traffic lights. In 2006 I moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, started college at Harvard University, and fell in love with the city of Boston. Ensuring that I would never be employable, I graduated with a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies in May 2010. I currently live in Rochester, New York, which I’ve learned is actually the arctic, judging by its cruel weather. This is my second year of graduate school at Rochester Institute of Technology - a campus composed almost solely of hipsters and engineers. I am working on my MFA in Photography.