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Parsons School of Design MFA Photography program theses2007 Theses ➔ Tomorrow It Will Be Different

Thesis


Related people/organizations

Parsons School of Design. Photography Department. (sponsoring body)
Robert Dupree (photographer)

Date

May 2007

Description

I do not remember my childhood. The work I was exploring previously examined my childhood. The project was a recreation of old family photographs of me as a child. The project had two parts, first I found photographs from my childhood that seemed seminal to my youth and then scanned them to be reprinted, second I would re-shoot the scene with as many details from the original photograph as possible, and then present the work as a diptych of the old and new photographs. From there I started another project. I began placing one particular photo of me as a child in different landscapes around the city and then re-photographed that scene. This concept of trying to re-contextualize my past within my current place in life began the series I am currently working on in which I try to deal with what I do remember of my life. This project explores my past with a filter of guilt over my lens. My work is an exploration of my psyche and the pseudo torture I place upon myself. The torture is pseudo for the main reason that it differs from past performance artists, insofar as I am not creating work that is testing my limits or my ability to immerse myself within a project that may be perilous.

Identifier

PC020403_2007_rdupre

Citation

Robert Dupree. Tomorrow It Will Be Different. May 2007. Parsons School of Design MFA Photography program theses; 2007 Theses. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 23 Sep 2019.

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