"Documenting" East Texas: Spirit of Place in the Photography of Keith Carter

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This thesis examines similarities in photographs made by the contemporary photographer Keith Carter and photographers active with the Farm Security Administration during the 1930s. Stylistically and in function, works by Carter and these photographers comment on social and cultural values of a region. This thesis demonstrates that many of Carter's black and white photographs continue, contribute to, and expand traditions in American documentary photography established in the 1930s. These traditions include the representation of a specific geographic place that evokes the spirit of a time and place, and the ability to communicate to a viewer certain social conditions and values related to such a place.

Creator(s): Lutz, Cullen Clark
Creation Date: August 2000
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: August 2000
  • Digitized: July 6, 2007
Description:

This thesis examines similarities in photographs made by the contemporary photographer Keith Carter and photographers active with the Farm Security Administration during the 1930s. Stylistically and in function, works by Carter and these photographers comment on social and cultural values of a region. This thesis demonstrates that many of Carter's black and white photographs continue, contribute to, and expand traditions in American documentary photography established in the 1930s. These traditions include the representation of a specific geographic place that evokes the spirit of a time and place, and the ability to communicate to a viewer certain social conditions and values related to such a place.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Art History
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Keyword(s): photography | Keith Carter | Walker Evans | Farm Security Administration
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Partner:
UNT Libraries
Collection:
UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 47734083 |
  • UNTCAT: b2306134 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc2625
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Access: Public
License: Copyright
Holder: Lutz, Cullen Clark
Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.