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Franz Roh And Visual Juxtaposition In Foto-Auge, Irini Zervas 2018 City University of New York (CUNY)

Franz Roh And Visual Juxtaposition In Foto-Auge, Irini Zervas

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This study of Foto-Auge (1929) is grounded on the approach of Franz Roh and aims to unlock the book’s meaning through an analysis of layout and visual sequence. This thesis also demonstrates how Foto-Auge proclaims photography’s ability not merely to record, but to disrupt any sense of reality in images.


Temptation, Ruth Lee 2018 University of Minnesota, Morris

Temptation, Ruth Lee

Scholarly Horizons: University of Minnesota, Morris Undergraduate Journal

Temptation is an exploration of lust and the barrier between two worlds as they collide.


Inauspicious Introspection, Zoey Cook 2018 University of Minnesota, Morris

Inauspicious Introspection, Zoey Cook

Scholarly Horizons: University of Minnesota, Morris Undergraduate Journal

Inauspicious Introspection embodies the beauty of time spent quietly reflecting alone, but also reveals inner turmoil beneath the surface.


Almost Happy, Kaylee Christenson 2018 University of Minnesota, Morris

Almost Happy, Kaylee Christenson

Scholarly Horizons: University of Minnesota, Morris Undergraduate Journal

This photograph is an 8x10” print that was taken on 35mm film and developed in the Darkroom. The text on the image was incorporated during the enlarging process, in which a transparency with the handwritten words was fixed on top of the paper that was being exposed. This was a laborious process as it took a lot of trial and error to get just right, but the result is always a worthwhile endeavor.


Still Life: Growing Up With Death - A Visual Memoir, Lindsey Roth-Rosen 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Still Life: Growing Up With Death - A Visual Memoir, Lindsey Roth-Rosen

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This capstone is a multidimensional visual narrative project that incorporates heuristic methodology to illustrate complicated grief that emerged from early childhood loss. The memoir’s intention is to exemplify grief as a complex and mutable composite response to the death of my mother. One objective of this capstone is to understand melancholy, commonly associated with mental illness or symptomatic of depression, as an aesthetic emotion as well as a conduit for philosophical reflection. I use non-verbal approaches to the genre of a memoir by incorporating my photography to epitomize art as a powerful means to comprehend the totality of loss ...


Long Vacation In Bk, Doll Chao 2018 CUNY Hunter College.

Long Vacation In Bk, Doll Chao

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

The diary of a transcontinental search for self and place, a journey through obtuse politics, cultural oppression, and loneliness - this film is the document of a lost generation of Taiwanese youth and its conflict with China, swirling in a transpacific gyre of sound, image, and text.


An Exploration Of Alternative Processes In Photography, Stephanie Spyker 2018 The University of Akron

An Exploration Of Alternative Processes In Photography, Stephanie Spyker

Honors Research Projects

It is hard to believe that life on Earth is the only life out there. All the photographs in this project relate back to this idea. While exploring this idea, I was also faced with the challenge of exploring alternative processes in photography. I experimented with ziatype, tintype, and gum bichromate. It is important to note that these processes are very different than traditional silver gelatin prints in that they aren’t perfect, and each print is unique and different.

The ziatype images all relate to the famous abduction case of Betty and Barney Hill. The couple was driving home ...


Photography And Mourning: Excavating Memories Of My Great-Grandmother, Eva Weiner 2018 Scripps College

Photography And Mourning: Excavating Memories Of My Great-Grandmother, Eva Weiner

Scripps Senior Theses

This paper explores how photographs have affected mourning processes in the past and how photo-technology may be able to change the way in which we mourn in the future. It includes an overview of the history of post-mortem photography and discusses the perspectives of well-known media theorists such as Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag. It engages with psychologists by including their perspectives on the effect that photographs have on the mourning process. A project was created to investigate how photo-technology can affect the bereaved. The project places photographs of a mother into pictures of her children taken after she had ...


The Photographic Other: Paradox In The Cathexis Of Longing, Alex Cilla Bradley 2018 Edith Cowan University

The Photographic Other: Paradox In The Cathexis Of Longing, Alex Cilla Bradley

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

A photographic and written examination of paradox in relation to the photograph

This research aims to illuminate the relationship between paradox and photography, elaborated via Julia Kristeva’s notion of the abject. Paradox is considered in relation to photography in terms of repeated and unresolved debates about the status of the photograph as either an ‘index of reality’ (Bate, 2004, p. 1) or as a sign. The significance of this research lies in its re-motivation of abjection in terms of paradox, not in order to resolve such debates but, rather, to illuminate the importance of such unresolved contradictions in terms ...


Like Me: Generation Z, Instagram, And Self-Branding Practices, Emily Longley 2018 Scripps College

Like Me: Generation Z, Instagram, And Self-Branding Practices, Emily Longley

Scripps Senior Theses

The newest generation, raised and immersed in today's hyper-consumer culture, has learned to define the self within a neoliberal and capitalist framework in which self-branding and ascribing to hegemonic principles appears imperative to one’s personal success.


Topical, Trista Hurley-Waxali 2017 University of Windsor

Topical, Trista Hurley-Waxali

The STEAM Journal

This is a piece to start the discussion of how the lightening of pigmentation through melanin manipulation evolved from the demands of cover art photography.


Nature In Deconstruction, Russell Chowdhury 2017 Claremont Colleges

Nature In Deconstruction, Russell Chowdhury

The STEAM Journal

This 'desconstructive photography' shows how humans interact with nature.


Science And Sentiment: Affecting Change In Environmental Awareness, Attitudes, And Actions Through The Daily Nature Project, Elizabeth D. Haynes Poronsky 2017 The Overfield School

Science And Sentiment: Affecting Change In Environmental Awareness, Attitudes, And Actions Through The Daily Nature Project, Elizabeth D. Haynes Poronsky

The STEAM Journal

Knowledge about what motivates pro-environmental behavior is important to organizations that seek to encourage environmental stewardship. Research suggests that targeting emotions and beliefs about nature can be more effective in changing environmental actions than increasing knowledge. Daily Nature, a site on the social media platform Facebook, features a daily nature photograph, a quote from a notable historical person and a related lyrical written passage. The popularity of this site lends credence to the appeal of interdisciplinary formats, and underscores the benefits of encouraging emotional and aesthetic ties to nature.


[For The System, Alternate Title: If It Sort Of Looks Like A Duck: Reflecting On Bad Photographs And Chains Of Custody], Jodi Kearns, Brian C. O'Connor 2017 University of Akron

[For The System, Alternate Title: If It Sort Of Looks Like A Duck: Reflecting On Bad Photographs And Chains Of Custody], Jodi Kearns, Brian C. O'Connor

Proceedings from the Document Academy

Though the system will not permit it, our abstract is an out-of-focus photograph of ducks at 1900 pixels wide and black and white, which is approximately 20% the size of the original color photograph we use for our title. By most technical standards, it is a bad picture. Straightening the horizon, cropping the image to emphasize the two foremost ducks, brightening the image to highlight the feet, and adding a caption that indicates activity might yield a “better” picture for some viewers. This piece captures nearly 20 years of conversations about good and bad pictures, and continues the conversation from ...


Behind The Scenes, Oghomwen Igiesuorobo 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Behind The Scenes, Oghomwen Igiesuorobo

Streams of Consciousness

No abstract provided.


Codex, Micah Bloom 2017 University of North Dakota

Codex, Micah Bloom

Digital Press Books

Micah Bloom’s Codex examines the fate of books in the aftermath of the 2011 Minot flood. It is an ambitious project that flows across a wide range of media (digital text, video, hardcover, and paperback), embraces archaeological sensibilities, and speaks simultaneously to universal and profoundly local experiences.

This is the digital version of the book released in 2017 by The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota (http://thedigitalpress.org/) as a numbered, large-format, print version combining Micah Bloom’s photography with nine new essays inspired by Codex. This digital text is both a stand alone book and ...


Regarding Aid: The Photographic Situation Of Humanitarianism, Sonya de Laat 2017 The University of Western Ontario

Regarding Aid: The Photographic Situation Of Humanitarianism, Sonya De Laat

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Since the invention of photography, the medium has played an increasingly central role in shaping spectators’ imagination of distant suffering and calamitous experiences. The discourse of humanitarianism has evolved alongside photography and has relied on the medium to give it shape. Indeed, humanitarianism is and always has been a photographic situation, which is to say, photography has played and continues to play a significant role in constituting the very terms of humanitarianism, including how it is referenced, conceived, understood, and practiced. This dissertation is concerned with the historical role of photography in shaping the humanitarian imagination, as well as the ...


How Useful Is Gsv As An Environmental Observation Tool? An Analysis Of The Evidence So Far., Katherine Nesse, Leah Airt 2017 Seattle Pacific University

How Useful Is Gsv As An Environmental Observation Tool? An Analysis Of The Evidence So Far., Katherine Nesse, Leah Airt

SPU Works

Researchers in many disciplines have turned to Google Street View to replace pedestrian- or carbased in-person observation of streetscapes. It is most prevalent within the research literature on the relationship between neighborhood environments and public health but has been used as diverse as disaster recovery, ecology and wildlife habitat, and urban design. Evaluations of the tool have found that the results of GSV-based observation are similar to the results from in-person observation although the similarity depends on the type of characteristic being observed. Larger, permanent and discrete features showed more consistency between the two methods and smaller, transient and judgmental ...


Fair Winners, Tara Thompson 2017 Collin College

Fair Winners, Tara Thompson

Tara Thompson

Original artwork and photographs entered at the Fannin County Fair.


From The Midwest, Ronald R. Geibert 2017 Wright State University

From The Midwest, Ronald R. Geibert

Ronald Geibert

From the Midwest presents the insightful views of life in Japan and Germany by Ohioian photographer Ron Geibert. The Dayton Art Institute book features color pictures of ceremonies, children at play, and landscapes. Includes critical analysis by former Seattle Art Museum curator Rod Slemmons


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