My name is Clary Estes and I was born and raised in Central Kentucky. I recently moved from DC to Japan as part of my career in photojournalism. I have found that experiences throughout my life have informed and influenced my work in ways that I have not always realized. Recently, I have been interested in better understanding my personal identity as I continue to grow both as a journalist and as a photographer.
‘Home’ is defined by Merriam-Webster as, ‘one’s place of residence’. However, after living in a city that is hundreds of miles from the people I love and the places in which I feel most comfortable, it was not hard to find that ‘home’ is much, much more than that. Therefore, during the brief asides back home, I have gone in search of what my ‘home’ really is. I then found myself looking at the pieces of a life I once lived, and that I continue to recall in my memory.