Assistant Professor of Photography Rachael Banks is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay. These images are from her project ‘Between Home and Here‘. To see Rachael’s body of work click on any image.
I am the oldest of three, but more like a mother than a sister. A fractured family and a tornado of trouble thrust me into adulthood overnight. I constructed a family of siblings, both real and assumed, to keep me from drowning in this place of my birth – a place I hated everything about and could not wait to escape.
When the escape came, I found myself homesick – not for a physical place, but for my home – my loves. Between Home and Here captures the essence of these people, elevated beyond their circumstances, and allows me to take them with me wherever I go.