The Photographic Journal

In This Place

Essay 191 • Jul 31st 2017

Five years now, in this house. A place that holds many secrets. A place that will die with those secrets. A place where I almost gave up. A place to feel my skin grow. A place where I accepted that I will never be the one that got away. A place where I’ve plotted your moves. A place where I couldn’t look at you because it was a place you’d never know. A place where I’ve never loved you more. A place that lifts me. A place that knows my aches. This place where I know my womanhood as my work of art. This place heals me. This place is mine.





Kate Sweeney (b. 1987) is TPJ’s Photographer-In-Residence. Kate is a self-taught photographer whose work has been featured in Dazed, Refinery29, The Huffington Post, and Glamour Magazine. She currently lives and works in Columbus, Ohio, where she continues to make work that focuses on the human form, color, and our connection to nature.