Title page for ETD etd-11062009-124817


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Moore, Jill Tucker
Author's Email Address tucker.moore@hotmail.com
URN etd-11062009-124817
Title Everyday
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Neff, Thomas Committee Chair
Barr, Courtney Committee Member
Kelley, Kelli Scott Committee Member
Koptcho, Leslie Committee Member
Ortner, Rick Committee Member
Keywords
  • photography
  • documentary
  • everyday people
  • portraiture
  • color
  • fine art
Date of Defense 2009-10-29
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
In our everyday lives we are bombarded with thousands, even millions, of images. Suffering information overload, we filter out the vast majority of these impressions – the person we pass on the street or sitting in the car next to us at a stop light. We only ‘see’ those people, places and things that ‘matter’, all else becomes ‘noise’; filtered into the background of consciousness – vaguely familiar, yet simultaneously foreign, creating a ‘manageable paradigm’ or construct of the world we inhabit. I take photographic portraits every day. Not of the ‘important’ in my life, but the nondescript, often overlooked and unknown individuals we each encounter daily. These portraits may not be newsworthy, but are tributes to those steering their lives through the everyday, the ignored moments, and the places they pass. What I present invites the viewer to take an interest, to notice, and ultimately to acknowledge the people depicted. Photography has afforded me a reason and the luxury to approach complete strangers which I find interesting and ask if they would allow me to take their portraits, and while doing so, tell me a little about their lives. Most of these encounters last for a relatively short time, the memories, however, surpass what is caught on film.

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