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Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)



Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Michael Smith

Committee Members

David G. Logan, Ralph D. Slatton


This thesis is written as a supporting paper for a Master of Fine Arts graduate exhibition of color photographs. The work in the exhibition represents the concentrated study in the graduate program in photography at East Tennessee State University.

The paper begins with an introduction to my ideas about the media. Then it discusses my motivation and methods. The following chapter concerns the influence of contemporary photographers whose work and philosopy play a crucial role in my understanding of photography.

The paper concludes with a discussion of four photographs that represent the Master of Fine Arts graduate exhibition. I scrutinize each photograph for both artistic and technical aspects and also provide my thoughts on my photography.

Document Type

Thesis - restricted


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