Emily earned her BFA in Photography at the School of Visual Arts, NYC and her BA in Psychology
from Flagler College, FL. Emily’s enduring interest lies in the space between the human experience and reality. The intangible fuzzy cloud that enable us to continue forward as we rotate between functional ignorance and the horror of realization.
With Grace is an ongoing project documenting the journey of a young woman through adolescence. A case study in confidence, strength and growth, Grace has allowed me the privilege of sharing her intimate journey over the last seven years. At twelve she was diagnosed with a fast acting, little understood illness of the breast tissue that, within nine months, resulted in an emergency double mastectomy. Her experience with puberty has been everything but traditional, much like the young woman herself. A cool spring in the scorching wastelands of society’s expectations of young women, she embraces her own inherent worth, trudging her own path.
To view more of Emily Larsen’s work please visit her website.