2013 Student Research Conference:
26th Annual Student Research Conference

Exploring Pregnancy
Rocio D. Hopson
Prof. Priya Kambli, Faculty Mentor

After practicing digital photography for about two years, I decided to turn it into a more personal experience. In this body of work I am presenting the final stage of my journey of becoming a mother through digital images. Using photographic techniques as still life, I have compositions and self- portraits of my growing body as a representation of the growth of my child. To illustrate the babys growth, I use fruits and vegetables that represent the size of the fetus at different stages of pregnancy. These metaphorical objects play an important role of my compositions, however, they might not always be the center of the piece. Some of these compositions are also little snaps of my every day activities as a pregnant woman. In addition to still life compositions, I incorporate detailed close up photographs of parts of my body that have changed through pregnancy. Each of these photographs stands as individual pieces, but they also interact as part of a series that tries to explore what pregnancy really means.

Keywords: digital photography, exploring pregnancy, images and pregnancy, still life

Topic(s):Art - Studio Art

Presentation Type: Studio Art

Session: 1-5
Location: OP South Atrium
Time: 1:00

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