As an Italian-American I have learned that the family is the most important aspect of life and that family should always come first. Throughout my photographs I explore the love, support and tradition my own Sicilian family has taught me. The images exhibited are from different family holidays and gatherings over the year and demonstrate the ways in which we celebrate. My motivation for this series is to represent the positive effect spending time with one’s family can have on them. Coming from a big family there are many different, big personalities, but the dynamic is what makes the gatherings interesting. We are all diverse and we learn from each other, one minute we fight, the next minute we get coffee, we stick together and grow as a unit.
This body of work is dedicated to my family because as I grow older I realize how lucky I am to have this constant support system to fall back on. I realize that some people have not had the ability to grow up how I have so my work is to encourage others to reach out to that family member they have not talked to in years, or to try to make time to spend with one’s family, because for me at least, in the end, the family is all that matters.
Growing up in a suburb of Boston, Meghan Cronin is a senior in high school with a thirst for knowledge; she is eager to discover new ways of viewing the world. Cronin is fascinated with the camera’s ability to capture unique moments in time. She is most interested in fine art and fashion photography and yet, has many more categories to explore.
Within the past few years, Cronin received a Gold Key, Silver Key and three Honorable Mentions in Photography from the Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing awards sponsored by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. In addition, her photographs have been exhibited at Lesley University, Education First, Peter Miller Fine Art Contemporary Photography Gallery, Griffin Museum of Photography, Lexington Arts & Crafts Society, and Lexington Center for the Arts. Cronin has photographed for Lush Cosmetics in Harvard Square. She has also photographed multiple projects for her school website, local theater events, and local musicians.
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