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Timothy O'Sullivan: Shadows of Subjectivity in the Photographer's Frame

Paul, Elizabeth Sarah Gene
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Paul, Elizabeth Sarah Gene
Advisor
Howard, Alan
Nudelman, F
Abstract
An examination of Timothy O'Sullivan's photographs of the Civil War and the American West. This project views each genre in light of the other and in relation to the tools and techniques of photography, as well as the cultural and aesthetic expectations of the nineteenth-century. It seeks to understand the practical and conceptual considerations that went into O'Sullivan's photography in order to better understand the role of the nineteenth-century photographer and the full meaning of this man's work. Ultimately, O'Sullivan uniquely blends subjectivity and objectivity to provide accurate and meaningful depictions of these two elements of American history.
Language
English
Date Received
20160909
Published
University of Virginia, Department of English, MA (Master of Arts), 1999
Published Date
1999
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Notes
Originally published on the XRoads site for the UVA American Studies program. Years range from 1995-2005. Content is captured at the level of functionality available on the date of capture.
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
Related Resources
http://wayback.archive-it.org/5005/20141106174052/http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA99/paul/tim/firstpage.html
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