“The Warsaw Chemical spill, then, felt like proof to the stories I had been hearing for much of my life. After the spill, I began to use photography to investigate these stories, seeking to create a portrait of Winona Lake’s environmental situation. I also sought to contextualize these environmental questions in the narratives surrounding my grandmother’s death and her impact on my life. The project that resulted, Where Does That Flower Bloom, investigates how these narratives – the personal, the environmental – have intertwined to shape my understanding of a space that feels equal parts welcoming and hostile.”

Where Does That Flower Bloom by Conner Gordon (4/4)

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