Sick photography : representations of sickness in art photography

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Honkasalo, Marja-Liisa, Prof., University of Turku, Finland Tammi, Maija 2017-11-25T10:02:50Z 2017-11-25T10:02:50Z 2017
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-7605-8 (electronic)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-7606-5 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4942 (electronic)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (ISSN-L)
dc.description.abstract This artistic research scrutinises how sickness has been represented in art photography and examines new ways to approach, think about and create photographic art about sickness. The dissertation combines theoretical research and artworks. The theoretical part shows that while scholars have concentrated on the ethics of what kind of images of sickness or suffering ought to be shown or on the psychology of why some images of sickness bother viewers, most art photographers have concentrated on depicting personal illness experiences. The research applies anthropologist Arthur Kleinman’s definitions of sickness, illness and disease in a diagram to examine how photographic artworks approach the topic. To understand the functions and the meanings of the different approaches, the research draws especially from Julia Kristeva’s writings on the abject. The main results of the research, artworks Leftover and White Rabbit Fever, are intertwined with the theoretical part. Leftover was exhibited at Photographic Gallery Hippolyte in Helsinki in January 2014, and White Rabbit Fever at Gallery Lapinlahti in Helsinki in September 2016. Both bodies of work have also been published as books: Leftover/Removals by Kehrer Verlag in 2014, and White Rabbit Fever by Bromide Books in 2017. en
dc.format.extent 248
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aalto University en
dc.publisher Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Aalto University publication series DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 172/2017
dc.subject.other Photography en
dc.title Sick photography : representations of sickness in art photography en
dc.type G4 Monografiaväitöskirja fi Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Median laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Media en
dc.subject.keyword sickness en
dc.subject.keyword disease en
dc.subject.keyword illness en
dc.subject.keyword art photography en
dc.subject.keyword abject en
dc.subject.keyword Kristeva en
dc.subject.keyword Kleinman en
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:978-952-60-7605-8
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (monograph) en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (monografia) fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Salo, Merja, Prof., Aalto University, Department of Media, Finland
dc.opn Wolthers, Louise, PhD, Hasselblad Foundation, Göteborg, Sweden 2017-12-12

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