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Parsons School of Design MFA Photography program theses2011 (PC020403.07)Life/Death: The Diorama and The Photograph


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Simone Douglas (thesis advisor)
James Ramer (thesis advisor)
Carol Warner (thesis advisor)
Parsons School of Design. Photography Department. (sponsoring body)
Elisa Schwalm (photographer)


August 2011


“In this world, it is the craft of killing that life is constructed, not in the accident of personal, material birth” - Teddy Bear Patriarchy Nature. The Landscape. Death. I’m obsessed with the complex relationships humans have with the mysteries of each. In dealing with them. In experiencing them. In understanding them. My work, titled “Life/Death”, is my way of visually intermingling the representational aspect of the history of how we encounter nature through the diorama and how the photograph can transcend death, revealing a great deal about life.



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