Date of Award

Summer 2014

Author's School

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Author's Department/Program

Art (Printmaking)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)


Thesis writing on the work of Olivia Mosley, Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate in Printmaking at Washington University in St. Louis. Engaging with a diverse history of photography and observation through the theoretical writings of Barthes, Berger, Didi-Huberman and others, Mosley conducts a series of visual experiments as part of her art practice in an attempt to expand her visual knowledge. Exploring the concepts of visualization, observation and the role technology plays in both of the aforementioned activities, Mosley’s work is discussed alongside the visual contributions of scientists, artists and hobbyists experimenting with the photographic medium throughout history, including, Wilhelm Kühne, Nicéphore Niépce, Wilhelm Röntgen and others as a way of engaging with the possibilities of the medium.


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