Blue

Blue is a conceptual photography series about the depression many women feel during mid-life.

About the series

Blue

Some say my dad's death was the spark that ignited my depression, but this feeling has been brewing for a while.  I started to notice a sadness creep in a few years into my 40s. I searched “depression in women” and stumbled across articles stating women are the most depressed at age 44. I was at that very moment 44.

Loss during this time in a woman’s life can weigh heavily. Children are getting older and need the comfort of a parent less; the health of one’s own parent(s) is starting to fail, and hormonal shifts begin.  

Using the color blue, which for hundreds of years has been associated with melancholy and sadness-these images evoke this period in my life and how it affects those around me. A mid-point, as I am stripping down, taking stock, and finding a new place amongst the loss.

© Heather Evans Smith - Veneer
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Veneer

© Heather Evans Smith - Conservatory
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Conservatory

© Heather Evans Smith - Blue
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Blue

© Heather Evans Smith - Navigator
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Navigator

© Heather Evans Smith - Paint It Blue
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Paint It Blue

© Heather Evans Smith - Maybe It Has Been There All Along
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Maybe It Has Been There All Along

© Heather Evans Smith - Legacy
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Legacy

© Heather Evans Smith - Until There Is Little Left
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Until There Is Little Left

© Heather Evans Smith - Soak
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Soak

© Heather Evans Smith - Vessel
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Vessel

© Heather Evans Smith - Heavy Is The Lightest Thing
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Heavy Is The Lightest Thing

© Heather Evans Smith - Keeping It All Together
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Keeping It All Together

© Heather Evans Smith - Stain
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Stain

© Heather Evans Smith - You Are Not The Only One
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You Are Not The Only One

© Heather Evans Smith - This Too Shall Pass
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This Too Shall Pass

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