A World Made In Image: Truth and Power in Nonfiction Visual Media

Awarded 1st Prize in the USC Neely Center's 2019 Student Ethics Competition I was first inspired to write this paper a year ago because I had started making a documentary and wanted to challenge my own assumptions of what I thought would be an ethical way to film other people. Since my first draft, I've… Continue reading A World Made In Image: Truth and Power in Nonfiction Visual Media

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Why Commit?

This was originally written for submission to the Modern Love college essay contest. It is hot in the car as we yell the lyrics to a song by Cher off-tune. The landscape is the same every time. A clear bright sky, a winding empty road, and a bittersweet sense of loss as we encroach on… Continue reading Why Commit?