Life After Death is a photographic body of work that chronicles the daily existence of an elderly widower. The documentation of emotional and physical situations after the absence of a spouse provides insight into the experience of death, bereavement, and memory. These conditions are also investigated through analytical and formalistic observations, offering both data-driven research and theoretical inspection. The results of these investigations reveal gender-specific issues with grieving, acceptance, and identity. Furthermore, an examination of the social attitudes towards aging in Western society affirms a systematic marginalization of this demographic. This becomes a critical issue as our population lives longer, especially if their needs are not foregrounded in the context of today’s culture.
Life After DeathMaster's Thesis
|Author||Lynette D. McCarthy|
|Contributor||Martina Lopez, Research Director|
|Degree Level||Master's Thesis|
|Degree Discipline||Art, Art History and Design|
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