Survivor Series

Faculty Sponsor

Sarah Jantzi


Arts and Sciences


Digital Media Arts

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 4-28-2022


My work in explores ways to humanize the statistics surrounding sexual assault. I wanted to find a way to create a profound understanding of the consequences and realities tied to sexual abuse by displaying work that resonates with viewers in a personal way. To achieve this, I photographed survivors who then superimposed hand-written messages atop their portraits. These messages include their stories, the battles they’ve faced, their resilience, and more. By encouraging viewers to spend time reading and making connections with each survivor’s story, I hope to induce empathy and raise awareness.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

Lisa Zandy is a senior at Valparaiso University majoring in Digital Media Arts with a double-minor in Communications and Sociology. Because of her passion for photography and her interest in activism, she began exploring ways to use her art to raise awareness for social issues most meaningful to her.

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