Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)



Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Michael Smith

Committee Members

Catherine A. Murray, Mira S. Gerard


The photographer discusses the work in wild | life: a forest for the people, his Master of Fine Art exhibition held at the Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee from March 12 through March 23, 2012. The exhibition consists of 24 large-scale color archival Inkjet prints representing a large body of work that examines the human experience through viewing public and private land and land use within or tangential to the Cherokee National Forest. A complete catalogue of the wild ife exhibit is included at the end of the thesis. Historical and contemporary influences are discussed in regard to how they pertain formally and conceptually to Hathaway’s work. Included are photographs from Carleton Watkins, the Archives of Appalachia, Joel Sternfeld, and Jeff Whetstone as well as literary and critical influences from poets Albert Camus and John Szarkowski.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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Fine Arts Commons