I got into debt mainly from shows and having to purchase film and equipment. Mounting prints is very expensive. For an exhibition I had this year in Houston, I spent almost 2K dollars mounting this show. The same for my show last year.
I am an adjunct lecturer at several institutions. I am a museum guard.
I work 6-7 days a week to try and get out of debt. I feel that my debt along with my high rent take all my available funds which could be devoted to art or even a studio.