Master's Thesis


This paper details the major issues and influences that are important to my photographic work. The first half of the paper discusses the historical and theoretical aspects that have influenced this current body of work by talking about the role of portraiture in the beginning of photography, the relationship that is formed between the photographer, the subject, and the viewer, and photography’s inherent relationship with death. The second half of the paper discusses the work itself in greater detail, and also my contemporary influences.


Attribute NameValues
  • etd-04192007-221037

Author April Irene Wilkins
Advisor Richard Gray
Contributor Maria Tomasula, Committee Member
Contributor Richard Gray, Committee Chair
Contributor Dennis Doordan, Committee Member
Degree Level Master's Thesis
Degree Discipline Art, Art History, and Design
Degree Name MFA
Defense Date
  • 2007-04-04

Submission Date 2007-04-19
  • United States of America

  • existence

  • portraiture

  • barthes

  • photography

  • death

  • metz

  • sontag

  • University of Notre Dame

  • English

Record Visibility Public
Content License
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