Kristen Tomkowid (Syracuse University)
The Final Admission
The Final Admission is an impressionistic expression of mental health issues and how they have been treated in the past—specifically in the 1970’s. These self-portraits, made in an abandoned poor house, explore the many emotions that accompany being put away for one’s own good as well as the day-to-day procedures of the psych wards. Through these images, I show how the treatment used to be in order to give some appreciation to where we are today and how far we have come.