Monday, June 12, 2017

Student uses photography to shed light on religious, political issues

By Kaityln Peterson
Frances Tyska's "The Way Home From Church" series
LOS ANGELES---Frances “Frankie” Tyska started out snapping photos of family and friends. Now her images tackle topics of religion and politics. Her cameras will also be traveling with her as she moves from Los Angeles to New York City to attend The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art next fall to study art. Tyska completed her first series, “The Way Home from Church,” in her junior year of high school. Growing up, she went to church with her parents and remembers repeating words from religious texts while simultaneously wondering if she actually believed in them. The photos in her series document the moment when children start to question their beliefs by featuring children that stare into the distance. [More]
Frances Tyska's "The Way Home From Church" series