Life After Death

Master's Thesis


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.


Attribute NameValues
Author Lynette D. McCarthy
Contributor Martina Lopez, Research Director
Degree Level Master's Thesis
Degree Discipline Art, Art History and Design
Degree Name MFA
Defense Date
  • 2017-04-10

Submission Date 2017-04-12
  • English

Record Visibility Public
Content License
  • All rights reserved

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