Cocoa Laney is a documentary and street photographer living in Florence by way of Huntsville, Alabama. She is a second year MFA candidate at Studio Arts College International. Follow her on Instagram @cocoalaney and check out her blog www.cocoalaney.com.
After moving abroad, I quickly became aware of how long it takes to understand a place that is not your own. I know I can only come so close to knowing a country’s character without a full comprehension of the native language, and that filling in the blank spaces is a slow and daunting process. […]