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Using Photography as an Analogy in the Experience of Death and Mourning
thesisposted on 2017-05-22, 01:11 authored by PAULA MAREE MAHONEY
This research project uses photography as an analogy to look at death and lament from a non-Christian perspective. Where religion sees death as infinite, transcendence from the limits of mortality, in a largely secular society such as Australia, death is the ultimate limit. I examine the arbitrariness of death, and then the personal loss of my father. I then investigate my relationship to death and my mortality, whilst using lamentation in my performative photographs.