MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Peter Pawlowicz, Vanessa Mayoraz
The photographer discusses the photographs in Descendants, her Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition which was held at Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, Tennessee from October 31, 2016 through November 23, 2016. The exhibit consisted of 19 large format color photographs. This body of work visually represents the artistʼs interest in those who participate in Civil War re-enactments.
The historical and contemporary influences discussed are in accordance to Sheffieldʼs photographs. Historical influences include Matthew Brady, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Walker Evans, and Helen Levitt, as well as those of contemporary artists; Martin Parr, Stacy Kranitz, and Anderson Scott.
Thesis - Open Access
Sheffield, Katie J., "Descendants" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3155. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/3155
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