Already Gone is a project that explores the relationship of the photographic medium to the concepts of time and history, and the several temporal and historical layers contained within any photographic image. It is heavily influenced by photo-conceptualist practices that were introduced in the 1960s that often employed a de-skilled aesthetic, and questioned photography's intrinsic characteristics, possibilities, and limitations. Already Gone is inspired by the ideas of artistic agency in a time where the end of history and the beginning of post-history is proposed, and in the effects the demise of analog photography might have in the indexical nature of the medium. This project is the culmination of ideas about my uneasiness regarding the prevailing uncertainty in contemporary photographic and artistic practice, and my adherence to an approach to art-making based on the everyday as source of inspiration for the creation of work, where awareness is exercised with the ulterior motivation of acquiring consciousness through an artistic process.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Photography, Artistic--Themes, motives; Photography, Artistic--Technique; Time in art; History in art

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School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)


Osterman, William

Advisor/Committee Member

Sheffield, Clarence


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