Mirror Images: A Short Story

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies

Organizational Unit

University College, Arts and Culture Management


Arts and Culture

First Advisor

Jennifer Itell


Forbes, Journal, Photo essay, Photographs, Photowriting, Short story


Photowriting is an interactive process developed by the author that involves taking pictures, studying photos, and writing observations to become attuned to the surrounding world. Photo-palettes (groups of images) and jotted phrases serve as springboards for developing descriptive stories. This capstone includes Mirror Images, a short story written using photowriting. In Mirror Images, Aiden, a young man running from a troubled life, finds himself on assignment far from home interviewing a retired photographer. Nina, the elder photographer, is living alone at The Friendly Home. They both discover a surprising link given the twists of their lives. The capstone also includes a reflective essay that examines the experience of applying the process of photowriting to a work of fiction.

Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.

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