Archives for the ‘Photography’ Category

#2: Ethics in Photojournalism

By • Aug 23rd, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Photography, Research

Like I said in my last post, talking abstractly about ethics, editing, and photography can be very confusing so I will use this post to show you real examples of photoediting that corrupts the integrity of the photo.   The photo above depicts a British soldier shouting and directing the actions of migrants. To a […]



#1: Ethics in Photojournalism

By • Aug 21st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Photography, Research

In this year’s World Press Photo competition, Made Nissen’s photograph of two Russian gay men embracing was rewarded as the 2014 Photo of the Year. In last year’s contest, John Stanmeyer’s photograph of African migrants in Djibouti trying to capture a faint cellphone signal was named the top photo of 2013. These photos are not […]



Theme: Inextricable Art History in Sherrie Levine’s Photography and Sculpture

By • Oct 9th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Photography, Research, Thesis

So much time is spent discussing the role of photography in Sherrie Levine’s early work from the later 1970s/early 1980s; however, her movement into sculpture raises much of the same questions, but pushes the arguments even further. In photographic works like the “After Walk Evans” series or the President/Fashion portraits, Levine simultaneously presents paradigmatic examples […]



Theme: The 20th Century American Art Photographic Canon

By • Sep 22nd, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Photography, Research

– Peter Zimmerman
Sherrie Levine’s photography of the late 1970s/early 1980s focuses on the cultural impact of authenticity, the esteem placed on the unique nature of authorship and the technical mode of production implicit in the photographic medium. However, within these larger and more broad discussions are slightly more nuanced attacks on the status quo of […]



Don Quixote: Universal Literature Read as a National Novel

By • May 18th, 2008 • Category: Don Quixote, Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Literature, Photography, Research

The summer after my freshman year, I took a Monroe grant from the Charles Center at William and Mary and explored Don Quixote in Spain: “Although many of us are familiar with the universal themes in Don Quixote, some evidence suggests that it can also be read as a “national” novel about Spain. Curious, I […]

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