Date of Award

5-24-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Graphic Design and University Honors

Department

Graphic Design

First Advisor

Meredith James

Subjects

Photographs -- Psychological aspects, Photographs -- Social aspects, Autobiographical memory in photographs, Grandmothers -- Family relationships

DOI

10.15760/honors.754

Abstract

Demystifying Ruth is the result of my thesis research in which I delve into the memory of my paternal grandmother Ruth, a woman who was a complete mystery to me for most of my life.

Through investigating her memory, I sought out to understand the greater cultural context of sharing family history and its complicated relationship with memory and the photograph.

The end result of this research is the creation of a website in which I talk about perspective on Ruth's life and the process of using photographs and memory to define a person that you have never met.

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/28938

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