2012 Student Research Conference:
25th Annual Student Research Conference

The Visualization of the Self Via Reflective Photography
Ausha C. Crow
Dr. Julie Flowerday, Faculty Mentor

American culture has experienced a rise in photographic records during the last century. A single photograph is a record of a person at that moment in time, however, the photograph may or may not represent the subject individual within the photo. By means of a single case study of an individual who has photographs from the last 25 years of his life, interviews were conducted to see if the photographs represented the way the individual viewed himself. The individual selected photographs that represented the way he thought he was viewed and then the selected photographs were used in more intense interviews along with a 'Current Self' project where he took pictures of how he sees himself today. There was no direct link found between the way he viewed himself, only the way he believed he was viewed and the effect that had on the way he viewed the photographs.

Keywords: Photography, Visualization of the Self, Looking glass, Reflection

Topic(s):Anthropology
Psychology

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 304-4
Location: MG 2001
Time: 1:45

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