Decoy : illusion and intrusion in the act of photography
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This graduate report is a chronological assessment of the photographic work, which I have produced during my three years in the UT Studio Art MFA program. I will highlight my use of photography as a mode to investigate both the physical and represented landscape. This mode has shifted focus since I first began the program. It has moved from a discourse engaging the fictional qualities of photographs, ever suggesting their tenuous relationship with the truth, to a more direct utilization of the power of a photograph as an actual document. Whatever the subject, my work is deeply rooted in a skepticism of media, structures and institutions. My camera acts as a probe to expose certain incongruities between the ways we view order and how that order is manifested.