Ibid. is an installation of five images in juxtaposition to each other that explores expectation and interpretation on photographic images. It is a response to my struggle in finding meaning in my creative process of making images. I disrupt the representation of the images using strategies of appropriation, photo manipulation, sequencing, repetition, and performative photo handling. Highlighting the characteristics of both indexicality and ambiguity in photography, Ibid. calls attention to how we develop our phycological desire to address meaning on images. Although Ibid. is rooted in my personal creative experience, it questions image- making under a broader context. When the images fail to bring us new excitement regarding the content, what exists beyond the representation?
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Photography, Artistic--Themes, motives; Vernacular photography; Image processing--Digital techniques
Photography and Related Media (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CAD)
Yang, Dengfeng, "Ibid." (2021). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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