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Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

Program

Art

Date of Award

12-2009

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Michael Smith

Committee Members

Catherine A. Murray, Anita DeAngelis

Abstract

The photographer discusses the work in Big Rock Candy Mountain: Photographs from the Great Smoky Mountain Tourist Towns, her Master of Fine Arts exhibition held at the Reece Museum, Johnson City, Tennessee from September 22 to December 18, 2009. The exhibition consists of 17 large-scale color Archival Inkjet Prints edited from a large body of work done in the tourist towns surrounding the Great Smoky Mountains.

Topics include the historical and contemporary artistic influences on the work, examining the work of Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Weegee, Martin Parr, and Joel Sternfeld. A short history of the area, the subject of tourism pertaining to the work, and works from the exhibition are also discussed.

Included is the complete catalogue of the Big Rock Candy Mountain exhibit.

Document Type

Thesis - Campus Only

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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