While exploring different cities I noticed that there is one element of human behavior that does not change. The common thread is that, in all places, people congregate together. No matter what city I photographed in, the relationships between people never changed. It is human nature to want to categorize oneself as a way to identify with others. The interesting aspect for me however, was that although people grouped themselves in different ways based on their relationships, destinations and ethnic backgrounds, all of their shadows were cast the same. Whether they were riding bikes, holding hands, or walking with a group of friends, all of their shadows followed behind them like the personal life stories we each own.
My intention of capturing the light and shadow of people moving through a city from a high vantage point expresses the view that people are like ants. There maybe multiple different colonies of ants that on the surface look very different from one another but if you look at them from a far they are really just ants existing in the same shadow land as us.
Growing up in a suburb of Boston, Meghan Cronin is an upcoming freshman at Boston University majoring in photojournalism and film production. 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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