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Parsons School of Design MFA Photography program theses2007 (PC020403.03) ➔ Untitled Thesis Project


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Parsons School of Design. Photography Department. (sponsoring body)
Jeremy Dyer (photographer)


May 2007


My current body of photographic work began as an exploration of youth music-based subculture and the way in which personal and (sub)cultural expression manifests itself as ritualized violence and articulates a longing for an essential mythology and cultural identity by way of a sense of dislocation from earth, culture, and identity. This longing and the cultural production that is born from it is expressed as epigonic yearning, a nostalgia for an imagined past. It is these relationships between culture and history, false nostalgia and the authentic gesture as they are reflected within the framework of subculture that I am examining with this work.



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