Date of Award

3-26-2017

Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

School of Art

First Advisor

William O'Donnell

Abstract

Seeking The Invisible is a photography portrait series which explores the internal context of those suffering from invisible illness. This body of work examines the interior worlds of those often stigmatized as “outsiders,” and those who seek to be acknowledged beyond their illness. When one is told of another’s physical malady with no visible indicators of a problem, skepticism or outright disbelief is an unfortunately likely response. By asking my subjects “What would a portrait of your life look like?” I sought to observe the interior world of this subset and empower my subjects as something more than their illness.

Comments

Imported from ProQuest Bragg_ilstu_0092N_10984.pdf

Page Count

27

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Fine Arts Commons

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