Abstract

My Dear Americans is a multimedia project that includes photographs, video work and interactive installations. The pieces in this project are in response to gun violence in the United States. This body of work is influenced by my perspective as a mother and as a Mexican immigrant living in the US for the last eight years. Through the use of multiple materials, I provoke the audience to think specifically about gun laws, white privilege and the effect of gun violence on children. This work draws on propagandistic artworks, and has been influenced by Felix-Gonzalez Torres, Jenny Holzer and activist artists and groups such as Barbara Kruger, The Yes Men and The Guerrilla Girls.

Publication Date

4-25-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Photography and Related Media (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CAD)

Advisor

Christine Shank

Advisor/Committee Member

Catherine Zuromskis

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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