Amanda Piela

Bound Volume Number

Volume II

Degree Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-2016

Capstone Advisor

Susan Wadley

Capstone Major


Capstone College

Arts and Science

Audio/Visual Component



pivotal moments

Capstone Prize Winner


Won Capstone Funding


Honors Categories

Social Sciences

Subject Categories



This book progresses chronologically through photos that represent pivotal moments in my life. I carefully selected the photos I have included in the book from thousands of photographs that I had never so much as even looked at after I shot them and dumped them onto hard drives. The book functions as a way to organize my journey through photography and extrapolate on what I have learned over the years. I refer to teachers, professors, peers and advisors that have influenced me in countless ways as well as friends that have modeled for me and supported me over the years.

My book serves as a visual manual to my photographic eye. It shows viewers and myself where I started, how much I have grown, and gives a sneak peak into where I might be heading in this ever-changing field. I have crafted this book in such a way to hone my vision so that I can graduate with my mind at ease, knowing where I intend to go and what I intend to pursue. My book is not only a way for me to find myself, but it is also a collage of the people in my life who have influenced me; they are reflected within its pages, even if they don’t realize it, they are the reason that this project is a reality.

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