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Preferred Name

Patricia Drummond

Date of Award

Spring 2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

School of Art, Design and Art History

Advisor(s)

Rebecca Silberman

Abstract

The Misconception of Knowing, the Invention of Time; Curiosities & Introspections of Vernacular Photography is a body of work that combines photography, artist books, and alternative processes in a series of pieces that explore the synergy between the act of creating vernacular or common photography, the photograph in its many forms, and the interaction with the photographic image at all the stages of its existence. It also exists in conjunction with this written monograph, which supports and gives insight into the work. Through the use of poems, sketchbook musings, the history of photography, critical theory and social norms within photography, I examine the messages embedded in and the possible interactions that we may have with a photograph.

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