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Searching for No End in Sight . . . : The Horizon in Vernacular Photography

Peterson, Natasha (2015) Searching for No End in Sight . . . : The Horizon in Vernacular Photography. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Peterson, Natasha
Abstract:

Searching for No End In Sight… is an exhibition that begins with a line – the horizon. As a fundamental feature of the landscape, the horizon conjures up feelings of infiniteness, longing, and even the sublime. In family snapshots, it marks a division between earth and sky, and provides a backdrop for scenes of leisure and informal congregation. This exhibition examines the horizon as a metaphorical subject and a framing device used by anonymous amateur photographers. By comparing found photographs with numerous others from the Archive of Modern Conflict Toronto, as well as the artwork of Parastoo Anoushahpour, the horizon is reconsidered as a subject with spatial and affective resonances.

Date: April 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Horizon, Landscape, Infiniteness, Longing, Sublime, Framing device, Amateur Photographers, Archive, Parastoo Anoushahpour
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Criticism and Curatorial Practice
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2015 14:55
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2015 14:55
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/292

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