This project has been long and troublesome. As my first time attempting to do an essay, I found it a lot more difficult than I initially thought it would be. The most difficult part of doing this essay was also the most time consuming, finding the right subjects and setting up the photo shoots. As opposed to a photo story, when it takes a long time to find your subject but then you continue to follow them, in an essay you spend the majority of your time tracking down the perfect person/situation and usually only come away with one photo from each shoot.
Overall, I think this project went well. I feel like most essays are never really finished, and mine is no exception. I plan to continue to work on this project in the future and adding many of the ideas I initially had to it.