You Look Just Like Her is a process-based photographic installation exploring the limitations of any one media as a means to build a complete narrative. When I discovered that little accurate information could be gleaned about my deceased mother from her collection of family photographs, I interviewed the other participants in the visual family histories. Once the stories were complete, I transformed the visual truth into a fiction of my own by using digital manipulation to become a by-proxy participant in the early years of my mother's life. In order to create an panoptic experience for the viewer, this thesis presents an altered visual history combined with an aural history, which are merged through repurposed digital technologies.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Photography of families; Vernacular photography--Social aspects; Mothers and daughters--Pictorial works; History in art; Photography--Retouching
Department, Program, or Center
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)
Tkac, Sara, "You look just like her" (2011). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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