Date of Degree
MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Andrew Michael Casto
Remnants is an exploration of the successes or failures of the reactionary structures that are responsible for engaging victims of sexual and domestic abuse. The photographs range from sites of sexual and domestic assault, the sexual assault evidence collection kits survivors endure, to the backlog of rape kits in police evidence rooms, the crime labs in which these kits are tested, and finally the survivors themselves. All of these aspects create a complicated and intimidating maze of steps a survivor may maneuver if they choose to rely on the justice system for assistance. This work does not serve to trigger or create a negative response, but exists as photographic evidence of the reality many face when assaulted.
domestic assault, melissa kreider, photography, sexual assault, social justice, women's studies
x, 62 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 61-62).
Copyright © 2018 Melissa Grace Kreider
Kreider, Melissa Grace. "Remnants." MFA (Master of Fine Arts) thesis, University of Iowa, 2018.