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Parsons School of Design MFA Photography program theses2009 (PC020403.05) ➔ Untitled Thesis Project


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Parsons School of Design. Photography Department. (sponsoring body)
Emily Cameron (photographer)


May 2009


As an artist, I have always been consumed with the nexus of past and present events and ideas of what the future holds. The flux of time is an important aspect of life that restricts and expands, and thus shapes (and re-shapes) who we are and what we have been or will become. Life is transient and therefore dictates a changing of time, space and even people. The way we remember life situations is quite different when tethered or connected to a physical space or place, through visual stimuli such as photographs or by occupying a space. The photograph, being an index of time, allows the observer to focus on the remnants and residue of “something” or “someone” left behind or missing. Occupying the space of one’s memories with a photograph causes time and space to collide in a way that allows, or even compels, the viewer to have an understanding and appreciation of the sustained, perhaps constant, past and future presence of “something” or “someone” now physically absent.



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