Rise of subjectivist photography in digital era: can there be photography after the post-modern image? and "too many words" series
Durusoy, Murat (2010) Rise of subjectivist photography in digital era: can there be photography after the post-modern image? and "too many words" series. [Thesis]
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This research analyzes the progressive trajectory of Photography: Pictorialism, Straight Photography, Documentary, Subjectivism, Formalism, Modernism, Post- Modernism, and onwards with an aim of exploring new possibilities of photography and photographic techniques with the technological innovations. Looking back retrospectively the medium of photography and the necessity of new ways of self expression will unveil through the research. A new way of subjectivism is proposed and exemplified at the end of the research. Starting with exploring the general direction of Photography, this research assumes that the progress of art photography and critique continuously evolved until the Post Modern era and receded recession at that point. With immense innovations in two- and three-dimensional digital image making, the research and the subsequent body of art works searches for new ways of "photographical" expression; by scanning through what is Subjectivity, its background, origins, and afterward, , our research via the issues of indexicality and Rhetoric of the Image will sketch the path between Subjectivity, Modernism, and Post Modernism The research will conclude with the inspection of digital photography, photographers and the impact of the "Internet" over the area of photography and the image creation. In cooperation with the thesis, an accompanying series of art works by the author, "Too Many Words" and the artist's oeuvre will try to exemplify Subjectivist Photography in the Digital Era. This thesis is also a self-critique of the artist's oeuvre until today. Scanning through history of photography and image making, this thesis will try to follow the footsteps and traces of references related to the artist's oeuvre.
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