• Photography (BFA)

    Megan Tepper

    The Current Past

    The Current Past is an exploration of what it means to me personally to be a fat body, and how others — particularly my family members — relate to fat bodies. Self-esteem is internal. But the external world easily shapes our idea of what is attractive and what is not. My own self-esteem is constantly shifting. I aim to find the reasons why I feel this way, and to come to a resolution, or at least a neutral point. I am showing my body on its own, in different forms, and in relation to my family. While the experiences are personal, the images take familiar tones, thus forming a connection with the viewer.