Title

Remnants

DOI

10.17077/etd.baq54h87

Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2018

Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

Degree In

Art

First Advisor

Bradley Dicharry

First Committee Member

Jeffrey Rich

Second Committee Member

Jim Snitzer

Third Committee Member

Andrew Michael Casto

Abstract

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.

Keywords

domestic assault, melissa kreider, photography, sexual assault, social justice, women's studies

Pages

x, 62 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 61-62).

Comments

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Copyright

Copyright © 2018 Melissa Grace Kreider

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