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Now Was Too Late, Kaleigh Rusgrove Mar 2019

Now Was Too Late, Kaleigh Rusgrove

MFA Statements

No abstract provided.


Painting Down, Claire Stankus Mar 2019

Painting Down, Claire Stankus

MFA Statements

No abstract provided.


A Vestige Of Architectural History: The Lansell Laboratory Building, Michael J. Leach Mar 2019

A Vestige Of Architectural History: The Lansell Laboratory Building, Michael J. Leach

The STEAM Journal

The Lansell Laboratory Building is a beautiful heritage edifice located in the grounds of the old Bendigo Hospital in my hometown of Bendigo, Australia. I once worked in the Lansell Laboratory Building in my role as Data & Quality Specialist with the Loddon Mallee Integrated Cancer Service. I took this photograph of the building as I left it for the last time late one afternoon, just before moving to an office in the new Bendigo Hospital across the road. I felt as though the shadows falling across the building at this time of day were marking the end of an era ...


My Sight's Shadow, Lili Jamail Feb 2019

My Sight's Shadow, Lili Jamail

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

The story in the photographs I am showing is not about a person, but about the span of experience and emotion presented through time. I am looking into things that stand alone, and things that stand together — the idea of sharing space and experience with something or someone or being by yourself. One thing that draws me to photography as a medium is the way that photographs are able to tell a story or explain something without words. Photographs offer a unique perspective which, by their nature, alters reality. There is always some amount of truth that lies in an ...


A Humanitarian Lens: The World War Ii-Era Photo Books Of Thérèse Bonney And David Seymour, Jane H. Pierce Feb 2019

A Humanitarian Lens: The World War Ii-Era Photo Books Of Thérèse Bonney And David Seymour, Jane H. Pierce

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This thesis analyzes two World War II-era photo books, one by Thérèse Bonney, and the other by David Seymour. Both depict children in dire situations throughout Europe. Published in 1943 and 1949 respectively, these two photo books divulge many themes and tropes that reflect the humanitarian trends of their times.


Modernizing The Arthurian Legend: Julia Margaret Cameron’S Photographic Illustrations Of Idylls Of The King, Hannah Rozenblat Feb 2019

Modernizing The Arthurian Legend: Julia Margaret Cameron’S Photographic Illustrations Of Idylls Of The King, Hannah Rozenblat

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This study identifies Julia Margaret Cameron’s contribution to the Arthurian Revival through Illustrations to the Idylls of the King and Other Poems, taking into consideration the development of narrative photography, the depiction of Arthurian themes in art and book illustration, theatricality and its connection to photography, and Victorian gender roles.


Access Point: Yuan Dongping’S Mental Patients In China And The State Of Chinese Documentary Photography In The 1990s, Sheung Ng Feb 2019

Access Point: Yuan Dongping’S Mental Patients In China And The State Of Chinese Documentary Photography In The 1990s, Sheung Ng

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

An investigation of the biographical, political, art historical, and social factors that could affect the discrepancy between the intention and reception of Chinese photographer Yuan Dongping’s Mental Patients in China photobook published in 1996, providing insight into the state of Chinese documentary photography publishing in the 1990s.


Graduate Exhibit: My Favorite Day_Mockup.Jpg, Chuck Davis Jan 2019

Graduate Exhibit: My Favorite Day_Mockup.Jpg, Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis

My Favorite Day (2018)
The Nexus of Northwest Arkansas
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum 40x40 inches

Exhibit - Rewilding the Grid

Raizes Gallery, Lunder Art Center. 
1801 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02140

January 5-14, 2018
Curator: Andrew Mroczek


Graduate Exhibit: Practicing For The Next Garage Party_Chuck Davis 2018.Jpg, Chuck Davis Jan 2019

Graduate Exhibit: Practicing For The Next Garage Party_Chuck Davis 2018.Jpg, Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis

Practicing for the Next Garage Party (2018)
The Nexus of Northwest Arkansas
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum 40x40 inches

Exhibit - Rewilding the Grid

Raizes Gallery, Lunder Art Center. 
1801 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02140

January 5-14, 2018
Curator: Andrew Mroczek


Graduate Exhibit: Living In A Sundown Town_Chuck Davis 2018.Jpg, Chuck Davis Jan 2019

Graduate Exhibit: Living In A Sundown Town_Chuck Davis 2018.Jpg, Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis

Living in a Sundown Town (2018)
The Nexus of Northwest Arkansas
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum 40x40 inches

Exhibit - Rewilding the Grid

Raizes Gallery, Lunder Art Center. 
1801 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02140

January 5-14, 2018
Curator: Andrew Mroczek


Graduate Exhibit: Million Dollar Views_Chuck Davis 2018.Jpg, Chuck Davis Jan 2019

Graduate Exhibit: Million Dollar Views_Chuck Davis 2018.Jpg, Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis

Million Dollar Views (2018)
The Nexus of Northwest Arkansas
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum 40x40 inches

Exhibit - Rewilding the Grid

Raizes Gallery, Lunder Art Center. 
1801 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02140

January 5-14, 2018
Curator: Andrew Mroczek


Graduate Exhibit: Practicing For The Next Garage Party_Chuck Davis 2018.Jpg, Chuck Davis Jan 2019

Graduate Exhibit: Practicing For The Next Garage Party_Chuck Davis 2018.Jpg, Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis

Practicing for the Next Garage Party (2018)
The Nexus of Northwest Arkansas
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum 40x40 inches

Exhibit - Rewilding the Grid

Raizes Gallery, Lunder Art Center. 
1801 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02140

January 5-14, 2018
Curator: Andrew Mroczek


Photography, Visual Culture, And The (Re)Definition/Queering Of The Male Gaze, David Nicholas Martin Jan 2019

Photography, Visual Culture, And The (Re)Definition/Queering Of The Male Gaze, David Nicholas Martin

Theses and Dissertations--Art & Visual Studies

The traditional notion of the Male Gaze, first conceptualized by feminist film critic Laura Mulvey in 1975, focused on the objectification of women through depictions structured to gratify a male heterosexual perspective. In this chapter we will revisit this concept and investigate how that gaze may have shifted away from a primarily heterosexual perspective to a socially dominant male perspective (maleness here referring to dominance rather than specific gender, just as “whiteness” might refer to privilege rather than race). With gender roles in an increasingly global and mobile society becoming more fluid and complex, opening up visibility to LGBTQ communities ...


Making Photographs Speak, Cameron T. Sauers, Benjamin M. Roy, James T. Goodman Dec 2018

Making Photographs Speak, Cameron T. Sauers, Benjamin M. Roy, James T. Goodman

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

It has often been said that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Making that picture spit out those mythical thousand words, as we can all attest, is no easy task. Over the course of the first half of the fall semester, the three of us were tasked with developing brief interpretive captions for two Civil War photographs each, with the end goal to display our work at the Civil War Institute’s 2019 Summer Conference. What initially appeared as a simple project quickly revealed itself to be a difficult, yet rewarding, challenge that taught us all important lessons concerning ...


Imagining The World, Imagining Ourselves: Perception Of Place, Sense Of Self, And Creative Witnessing, Julia T.R. Klema Dec 2018

Imagining The World, Imagining Ourselves: Perception Of Place, Sense Of Self, And Creative Witnessing, Julia T.R. Klema

Art Practices MFA Theses

ABSTRACT

Klema, Julia Topla Rose (M.F.A. Department of Art and Art History)

Imagining the World, Imagining Ourselves: Perception of Place, Sense of Self, and Creative Witnessing, Thesis directed by Professor Melanie Yazzie

This thesis examines how artistic response to landscape is both an act of definition and representation of place as well as a product of how an individual perceives the places they encounter. I investigate my own artistic practice, which is centered around expedition travel by river. From the vantage point of a river, a landscape may be seen in a dynamic way; a river is a ...


The Return Of The Dead: Resurrecting Chappell's Family Gathering, Jonathan Moore Dec 2018

The Return Of The Dead: Resurrecting Chappell's Family Gathering, Jonathan Moore

Master's Theses

This thesis examines Fred Chappell’s virtually overlooked collection of poetry Family Gathering (2000), and how the poems operate within the mode of the grotesque. I argue that the poems illuminate both the southern grotesque and Roland Barthes’s theory of photography’s Operator, Spectator, and Spectrum. I address Family Gathering as a family photo album full of still shots, snapshots, and even selfies, which illumines how Chappell’s use of the grotesque in this collection derives more from its original association with visual arts rather than only depicting the grotesque typically associated with characteristics deemed explicitly shocking or terrifying ...


11_18_2018 The Nexus Of Northwest Arkansas - Thesis By Chuck Davis.Pdf, Chuck Davis Nov 2018

11_18_2018 The Nexus Of Northwest Arkansas - Thesis By Chuck Davis.Pdf, Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis

My photographs are about power and place. Situated by context to a bygone era, Northwest Arkansas is now the illogical home of the world’s largest company.  Attendant economic and sociological forces are changing this rural area rapidly, as I examine effects upon the region and its residents – historical, contemporary, and transient.
With a narrative, neo-journalistic voice, I seek to convey new complexities to the state of Arkansas and specifically its northwest region. Postcards and placards react and reverse the popular shibboleth of a slow, rural sociotype – the Southern man, woman and family – which is at odds with contemporaneous definitions ...


Mirror Images: Penelope Umbrico’S Mirrors (From Home Décor Catalogs And Websites), Jeanie Ambrosio Nov 2018

Mirror Images: Penelope Umbrico’S Mirrors (From Home Décor Catalogs And Websites), Jeanie Ambrosio

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

As the artwork’s title suggests, Penelope Umbrico’s "Mirrors (from Home Décor Catalogs and Websites)" (2001-2011), are photographs of mirrors that Umbrico has appropriated from print and web based home décor advertisements like those from Pottery Barn or West Elm. The mirrors in these advertisements reflect the photo shoot constructed for the ad, often showing plants or light filled windows empty of people. To print the "Mirrors," Umbrico first applies a layer of white-out to everything in the advertisement except for the mirror and then scans the home décor catalog. In the case of the web-based portion of the ...


The Perfect Vessel Of Grief: Women And Mourning Photography, Savannah Labbe Nov 2018

The Perfect Vessel Of Grief: Women And Mourning Photography, Savannah Labbe

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

After her father died, the girl in the photo above went through a highly ritualized and formalized process of Victorian mourning. This process radically changed with the invention of photography in 1839. Now one could record the grieving process, which is what the photograph above accomplished. The photograph is a typical mourning portrait, depicting the mourner (the little girl in this case), with the photo of her deceased loved one in her hands. Like so many other photographs, this one recorded the grieving process, allowing loved ones to keep a piece of that person even after their death. 19th-century photographs ...


Bonding Images: Photography And Film As Acts Of Perpetration, Christophe Busch Oct 2018

Bonding Images: Photography And Film As Acts Of Perpetration, Christophe Busch

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

Historical and contemporary cases of collective violence show an incremental use of photography and film to capture and disseminate violent acts. Recording cruelty during conflict seems to be a highly ritualised practice that urges the question what communicative and psychological functions these acts have? Why and how does perpetrator photography shape a binding moral world that divides 'us' versus 'them'? These visualising acts are commonly seen as proof of power that desensitises the perpetrators and dehumanises the victims. This contribution focuses on the imagery of the Holocaust, looks into the functions that capturing and sharing cruelty has on the evolution ...


The Unbribable Witness: Image, Word, And Testimony Of Crimes Against Humanity In Mark Twain’S King Leopold’S Soliloquy (1905), Nora Nunn Oct 2018

The Unbribable Witness: Image, Word, And Testimony Of Crimes Against Humanity In Mark Twain’S King Leopold’S Soliloquy (1905), Nora Nunn

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

In the creation of King Leopold’s Soliloquy, a textured, visually irrefutable, and darkly satirical account of crimes against humanity in the Belgian Congo Free State, Mark Twain aimed to evoke his Euro-American audience’s empathy by activating their imaginations and inaugurating political reform. Informed by the work of cultural and literary critics such as Roland Barthes, this paper considers how the visual imagery in Twain’s text engender questions about fact, testimony, and witnessing in the realm of human rights and collective violence—both in the Congo Free State and, indirectly, in the United States. I ultimately argue that ...


Bowen_Photographyafterfeminism.Pdf 2.Pdf, Dore Bowen Sep 2018

Bowen_Photographyafterfeminism.Pdf 2.Pdf, Dore Bowen

Dore Bowen

This is a review of Abigail Solomon-Godeau's Photography After Photography: Gender, Genre, History (Duke University Press, 2017) for Art in America, October 2018.


Totality In Carbondale, Grant Haynes Aug 2018

Totality In Carbondale, Grant Haynes

The Hilltop Review

August 21 was one of the high points of 2017. That day a total solar eclipse tracked over much of the continental U.S. An early morning train ride brought me to Carbondale Illinois, the location of the eclipses longest duration. As totality neared clouds obscured this amazing celestial wonder, but they soon parted, and I was able to get a few spectacular photos of the eclipse, this one with the clouds that almost ruined it, is my favorite.


Fashionable Child Labor (Artwork), Lupita Herrera Aug 2018

Fashionable Child Labor (Artwork), Lupita Herrera

AWE (A Woman’s Experience)

photography


Requiem For A Drink, Lindsay Godin Aug 2018

Requiem For A Drink, Lindsay Godin

Theses and Dissertations

In today’s college culture, more universities in the United States are confronted with the escalating societal problem of alcohol abuse. Some say college-aged alcohol consumption is a rite of passage, or a way of enjoying college life. Others say such behavior is a start of a life-long tragedy of addiction and destructiveness. The photographs in Requiem for A Drink were taken at the University of Iowa which capture the excessive profanity of disoriented intoxication, inhibition, and disregard for the environment. The stark scenes of the aftermath ultimately signify the morning after, a sunrise filled with nausea, hangovers, and regret ...


Focusing On “The Human Document”: Lewis Hine And The Role Of Photography In Child Labor Reform In Early Twentieth-Century America, Miranda Jessop Jul 2018

Focusing On “The Human Document”: Lewis Hine And The Role Of Photography In Child Labor Reform In Early Twentieth-Century America, Miranda Jessop

The Thetean: A Student Journal for Scholarly Historical Writing

No abstract provided.


Stranded At Sea: Photographic Representations Of The Rohingya In The 2015 Bay Of Bengal Crisis, Jenny Yeung, Caroline Lenette Jun 2018

Stranded At Sea: Photographic Representations Of The Rohingya In The 2015 Bay Of Bengal Crisis, Jenny Yeung, Caroline Lenette

The Qualitative Report

Visual representations can contribute to shaping how the general public perceives and engages with issues of forced migration. In 2015, thousands of Rohingya became stranded in the Bay of Bengal when smugglers abandoned them on unseaworthy boats and regional governments refused their disembarkation. Their ordeal made headlines across the globe and photographs documenting the crisis were widely disseminated. This paper applies visual-social semiotics to four of these photographs from an Agence France-Presse public exhibition. Our analysis suggests that the features in the photographs transcend the conventional “threat versus victim” dualism that typically characterizes such representations, to capture both the suffering ...


Film Stills, Kevin Jordan Jun 2018

Film Stills, Kevin Jordan

Honors Theses

Film cinematography has always fascinated me, particularly the way composition, color, and lighting augment the subject's mood and can evoke an emotion out of viewers. I want to emulate this in my portraits, with the goal of transporting the viewers into another world.


An Examination Of Social Consciousness Through The Lens Of Photography, Michael Lane Jun 2018

An Examination Of Social Consciousness Through The Lens Of Photography, Michael Lane

#History: A Journal of Student Research

This paper will argue that photography was a key factor in determining the outcome of the American Civil War. Without it, the North would not have been able to conduct a total war as efficiently as it did. At the beginning of the war, battlefield photographs supported the public’s view of war as glorious, but by the Battle of Antietam in 1862, some photographers had begun capturing the brutal realities of war. This shift reflected and shaped the public’s consciousness with regard to the ever-changing realities of warfare. The Confederacy lacked the photographic materials to create similar depictions ...


Visual Communication Design Portfolio, Zhilin Li Jun 2018

Visual Communication Design Portfolio, Zhilin Li

Academic Excellence Showcase Proceedings

No abstract provided.