Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Photography
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Photography
Includes bibliographical references (page 26).
Includes JPG files with 9 Savannah River images and 17 installation views.
"By looking into the human history of the Savannah River and drawing parallels to contemporary landscape artists, the photographic body of work, Water Study, is an investigation into the sense of displacement and loss that can happen to a community when a waterway is exploited. I use water samples from the Savannah River in the darkroom process. The water is mixed with developer and poured over exposed photographic paper. The water then develops images of the human-made alterations that have displaced and overrun the river. By exploring this relationship between humans and nature, we find a value system that prioritizes economy over ecology. I hope viewers of these images come away with a heightened awareness of our use of the natural world, and specifically their relationship with the resources in their own backyards."
Keywords: water, ecology, photography, pollution, industry, landscape
CHAIR: Stevens, Craig
1 text file : PDF, 26 pages, illustrations (some color) + 19 image files : JPG, color and black-and-white
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