An exploration into the photo-transformation of the human form, through a research of its contemporary influential imagery and diversity within our culture

Murphy, Alexandra Christina (1995) An exploration into the photo-transformation of the human form, through a research of its contemporary influential imagery and diversity within our culture. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.

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The purpose of this study is to look at how the figure is imaged through the photographic medium today. Through this purpose I aim to explore the individual expression of the photographer in his photographic medium; the expression of the figure within the medium and the diverse practises of this medium in society - to build up an awareness and understanding of the diverse representations of the human form. The general aims of study are: 1 - to study how these three photographers choose to photograph the figure, through their technical, compositional and individual approach. 2 - to show how diverse the usage of the photographic figure is in the visual world. 3 - to expose an awareness of the photographic figure as transformation of an expression of self. 4 - to show the relationship between the photographer and the figure, the camera and the photographer, the camera and the figure, and the photographic figure and the viewer. 5 - to study my own photographic imagery in relation to the other imagery discussed. My research information was collected through: observations, discussions, literature and practical exploration. This study will attempt to draw conclusions, from its explorations, that will highlight the importance of the individual eye: that it is the individual eye that becomes the vehicle of transformation.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Artistic photography of the nude, Human figure in art, Portrait
Subjects:T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > Fine Art
Supervisors:Brooks, Robert
ID Code:3042
Deposited By: Ms Chantel Clack
Deposited On:26 Jun 2012 10:12
Last Modified:26 Jun 2012 10:12
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