Kasey Medlin, a 20-year-old student at the Savannah College of Art and Design (in Georgia), grew up in Texas. As she told me, “Growing up and becoming a woman went hand and hand with my rejection of Christianity and eventually all religion.” But while her childhood was generally happy, she genuinely believed that if her dad and stepmother found out about her non-belief, it would affect their love for her.
That’s the backdrop for a photography project she just completed called “Letting Go of Religion.” The 17 pictures explore the themes of femininity, innocence, sexuality, and individuality:
Medlin added in her artist statement:
Each image portrays a religious burden that, when rejected, allowed me to find peace within myself.
It’s a really neat project. You can check out all the images here.