Amanda Bowrosen

Amanda Bowrosen, is a recovering addict and documentary photographer. With family members also suffering from the disease of addiction, she documents the journey of becoming sober from within. She has been published in the Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore Business, Journaland TEDx Baltimore. Amanda has been exhibited in shows such as “The Year in Photos” Show at Area 405 (Baltimore). With addiction being cunning, baffling and powerful I use analog processes to engage the viewer and mirror the very real struggle that I, my family, and thousands of other addicts go through daily. Family disconnect, distance, overdose, and psychiatric illness are touchstones in my work.

One Month Supply

One Month Supply follows the photographer as their addiction to drugs worsens. At the beginning of this project, I bought my usual month supply. However, similar to other addicts one drug a day is never enough, so the supply lessens, and the distance between family members increases. And so the addict is following right in the footsteps of those before her even from within her own family. The project demonstrates a balancing act. How far can one push the line until their life becomes unmanageable? It took 24 days to overdose, to fall off the balance beam, and to learn that drugs are more powerful and baffling than a human can handle.

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