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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2009 ➔ Developing Identity

Thesis


Related people/organizations

Elie Stevenson (designer)
Chris Romero (thesis advisor)
Ethan Silverman (thesis advisor)

Date

2009

Description

Developing Identity explores how tattoos affect personal identity through a series of self-portrait photographs in which I am performing as different characters that draw from aspects of my identity. I am interested in how tattoos inform the way people perceive an individual's identity and how having tattoos changes the way people perceive themselves. By superimposing tattoos on my body in self-portrait photographs with Adobe® Photoshop®, I am able to explore how a variety of tattoos affect my identity and hope to discover how that identity is perceived. With my performance for each identity I am attempting to gain insight into how an individual with the coinciding tattoos might perceive themselves and act.

Identifier

PC020402_2009_estevenson

Citation

Elie Stevenson. Developing Identity. 2009. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2009. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 20 Sep 2019.

Use Restrictions

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