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.
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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.