The thesis explores how contemporary photographers engage with issues of globalization. Through focusing on for example work by Turkish photographers the project investigates how global phenomena incarnate differently in different parts of the world.
Erika Larsson, Division of Art History and Visual Studies
Max Liljefors, Division of Art History and Visual Studies
Admission year: 2010
Subjects: Art History and Visual Studies
Department: Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences
The thesis explores photographic meetings, primarily in Turkey but also beyond this context, in terms of the role that these meetings play in shaping a certain perceived identity or sense of belonging. Though taking on photography as an act, as in the meeting between the photographer and subject or the image and its perceiver, I attempt to move beyond theories of the image as representation and approach a perception of the visual as situated and embodied, in which understandings are recognized as emotional and physical as well as conceptual.
Questions posed and explored have to do with what is revealed through the selected acts of photography about the imaginings, hopes, truths and fictions that are negotiated within a certain cultural identity, what are the actual possibilities of approaching the embodied and affectual aspects of belonging through language, and what is the potential to overcome perceived difference through focusing on the situated spaces and processes at which they are first generated.
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