Reconciliation is an 8 year project looking at Catholic confessionals throughout the United States. I was raised Catholic, and through making these images I learned to unsee sacred spaces and see instead the materials that construct belief. I photographed from the position of the penitent using a large format camera and available light. I tried to convey the contradictory impulses that define these dark rooms and shape this intimate yet institutional ritual of forgiveness. Recently, the fallibility of the Church has become more public – it is the institution in need of redemption. As a queer woman, I have long had a complex relationship to the Church – this project stems from a grappling with faith, my reconciliation.