Streaming Media

Subject Area



The forces enacted on the photograph from outside of the frame, the forces that give the image momentum, directionality, and cultural value, can be redirected and used as a defense against the recirculation of the male gaze. The momentum and malleability of what defines the photographic object is its pivotal distinguishing characteristic and the tensions of this constant movement resists any singular definition of what constitutes its boundaries. My photographic practice is positioned outside the mechanics of the camera and focuses on issues of subject-object relations, the gaze, photography as a medium, theories of representation and its relationship to technology. By aligning my photographic practice with the object rather than the camera I am able to distance myself from the violence and objectification of women inherent in the medium's history and disrupt aesthetic conventions of photography that perpetuate a culture of female subjugation.

Degree Date

Spring 5-20-2017

Document Type


Degree Name



Division of Art


Noah Simblist

Second Advisor

Michael Corris

Third Advisor

Eileen Maxson

Number of Pages




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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
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