Silver / 2019 / Fine Art / Collage

It's Hard to Explain

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Collage
  • Photographer
    Danielle Owensby

"It's Hard to Explain" is about what happens after a person experiences trauma. Everyone reacts to the stress differently, but there are common symptoms: depersonalization, hyper-awareness, depression, social withdraw, and self-harm. Even though these are signs that someone has experienced trauma, these are not all encompassing. The experiences of trauma fall on a spectrum.