James Conner is an art major with a concentration in photography at Longwood University. His senior project "Collecting Love" discusses grief, loss, and the process of collecting memories of loved ones.
"Death is something that, no matter what, we will have to deal with at some point in our life. I for one have lost many loved ones. In the aftermath of their deaths, my family started accumulating items that the person died had owned or items that they always carried with them to help hold onto their memory. These items hold this sense of grief, but also allow us to remember them and hold them near. These items are arranged in a way that provides a look into individual, but never provides a complete picture of the person."
Point of Departure will be on view until May 31.