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MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Catherine A. Murray, Anita DeAngelis
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.
Thesis - Campus Only
Mercure, Tammy, "Big Rock Candy Mountain: Photographs of the Great Smoky Mountain Tourist Towns." (2009). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1815. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1815
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