The title economic figures refer to both finances and the people (as figures) that are affected by monetary instability. People in two consumer locations are documented photographically through two projects that tell the story of the evolving sites of strip mall and main street shopping. In Displacing Main Street, photographs of people entering strip mall stores are installed on abandoned main street store sites. ‘the store’ are photographs that show the intimate story of my parents struggle to keep their main street small business open. The final exhibition combines these two works in a single gallery to give the viewer the opportunity to reflect on their own spending habits.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Shopping--Pictorial works; Rochester (N.Y.)--Economic conditions--Pictorial works; Documentary photography; Photography, Artistic
Imaging Arts (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)
Wilson, Fiona Eloisa, "Economic Figures" (2015). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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