As a recent college graduate, I am struggling with entering adulthood and feel pressured to begin making longterm life decisions, despite struggling with existential questions and a toxic political environment. My work documents my personal journey dealing with loneliness and my new found independence. I photography derelict buildings, found objects, and everything in-between with an explorative, optimistic aspect as I discover my new surroundings around Chicago.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Charlotte Monroe Schinner is a Chicago based photographer. Her work is a self exploration where she examines the anxieties faced transitioning into adulthood and becoming independent. She photographs incongruent moments in overlooked places, giving her work a displaced yet optimistic feel. Schinner graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2021. Most recently, her work was featured on “The Curated Fridge” and Oak Park Art League’s “The Relationship of Artist and Terrain” exhibition.
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