Photography; contemporary art; mfa; conceptual art; deadpan; rineke dijkstra; thomas ruff; portrait; deadpan aesthetic; photographic truth; truth in photography; documentary photography; rich renaldi; identity; american identity; americana; perception
"At Face Value: Investigating Perception through Portraiture" is a body of work that examines how people process their perception in imagery. The Deadpan Aesthetic, photographic truth and American identity are discussed, as well as the amount of influence a photographer has in his work. Since perception is defined as an understanding of setting via the senses, I hope to challenge viewers by employing strategies to destabilize the viewer's reception of my photographs.
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts and Design
Arts and Humanities
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities
DiPaolo, Dominic, "At Face Value: Investigating Perception Through Photographs" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 664.