The Consequence of Photography
Bergeron, Alexandra D.
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Writing
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Writing
Works cited: page 64
"This is a story about a life lived in photographs. Ever since I can remember I've been the subject of photography via the hands of my mother, who has a relentless obsession with the medium, and with the act of documenting life. In many ways, this notion of always being captured scared me. I grew up a bit faster, and a bit more aware of myself then I would have liked to. And because of photography I became violently aware of the presence of cameras, and the underlying consequences they created. In this essay, I challenge photography by pointing out the ways in which it challenged, and hurt myself. Through narrative, images, and anecdotes I illustrate how photography is both a medium to be savored, and a medium to be feared."
Keywords: Memory, identity, authority, loss, authenticity, documentation
CHAIR: Lough, James
PDF : 64 pages, illustrations (chiefly color)
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