Author

Jason Lemon

Date of Award

2012

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Department

Visual Art & Design

First Advisor

Dave Sherwin

Abstract

Richard Avedon's technique of portraiture has come to be known as "authored portraits." The intent behind every portrait Avedon created was to capture something different about the subject from how they normally portrayed themselves, something more intimate. My project follows in the footsteps of his techniques while adding ideas taken from the work of another photographer, Taryn Simon. Simon's work is always done in a series centered on a specific concept. She then combines each image with a brief explanatory text. My final exhibition of images will consist of a series of portraits of interracial couples paired with brief biographical texts.

Subject Area

Interracial dating, Interracial marriage

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