Until the summer of 2012 I had never been a tourist in a foreign country. Being a New Yorker, born and bred, I was predisposed to an anti-tourist mindset. Studying in Florence showed me what it is like for people consciously leaving their comfort zone to explore the world. I no longer knew the area, the customs, or even the language. I felt lost and overwhelmed everywhere I went. I couldn’t even buy cold medicine without a handwritten note from a faculty member. “Tourist” is a series of self-portrait photomontages made during my semester in Florence, each interrupted in a different fashion to visually express my emotional disconnect from the country I was living in. This exhibition also includes a series of untitled photomontages I made in Florence.