Guardians of the Gate
Artist: Caitlin Silberberg
Artist Location: Seymour
This image was captured using old fashioned camera techniques on photographic paper. It is an image of my younger sibling and our dog. In order to create the image, there were a lot of steps involved. I had to develop my image in the dark room. This took several attempts, as it is rather easy to mess up and a rather time consuming process.
This image captures children and the bond between their animals in rural areas. Growing up in a rural area can be challenging and you are brought up to guard what is valuable. Hence why my image is called Guardians of the Gate. This title captures a child’s role in a situation much bigger, colder and more frightening than she could imagine. Regardless of this situation, she is tough nonetheless.