Sara Tkac


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

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Department, Program, or Center

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)


Lieberman, Jessica

Advisor/Committee Member

Williams, Carla


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: TR681.F28 T42 2011


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