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Parsons School of Design MFA Photography program theses2012 (PC020403.08) ➔ Treatment


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Parsons School of Design. Photography Department. (sponsoring body)
Colleen Fitzgerald (photographer)


July 12 2012


My work deals with the human body and its treatment and manipulation within a medical context. It explores fragility, fallibility, and tentativeness of life in relation to the human form, and I take experiences of the body and isolate and abstract them so that one may view them in a new light. In doing so, feelings of both familiarity and disorientation come forward as common threads throughout my practice. The body is the original site of reality; but in my thesis project, Treatment (2012), I treat the film as if it is itself an open wound, a delicate body needing care. Ultimately, the photograph is a surrogate for my body. 



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