Wimer, Kathryn S.
Savannah, Ga. : Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Photography
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Photography
Includes bibliographical references (p.22-23).
Touchstones, examines the ways in which people experience and construct notions of place in an increasingly transient society. In the midst of modern diaspora, any fixed or stable sense of locality is becoming increasingly blurred and destabilized. The growing speed, convenience, and affordability of mass transit and electronic communications have acted as catalysts for the evaporation of definitive territories and the carrying of history and cultures across borders. The landscapes of our past become touchstones–things to which we return and against which we compare, places from which we venture out.
Through Touchstones, I have enjoyed the opportunity to examine the connections between two locations, Minnesota and Georgia, observing the stacking and translation of meaning between these two locales and the blurring of borders and boundaries of time and space between them. In this photographic series, photographs from my childhood home of Minnesota and current residence in Georgia flow together to construct a metaphor for a layered and decentered sense of place.
CHAIR: Kuhla, Jenny
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