DOI

10.17077/etd.v98aw8fd

Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Summer 2018

Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

Degree In

Art

First Advisor

Jeremy Swanston

First Committee Member

Jeff Rich

Second Committee Member

Bradley Dicharry

Third Committee Member

Sonya Naumann

Abstract

In today’s college culture, more universities in the United States are confronted with the escalating societal problem of alcohol abuse. Some say college-aged alcohol consumption is a rite of passage, or a way of enjoying college life. Others say such behavior is a start of a life-long tragedy of addiction and destructiveness. The photographs in Requiem for A Drink were taken at the University of Iowa which capture the excessive profanity of disoriented intoxication, inhibition, and disregard for the environment. The stark scenes of the aftermath ultimately signify the morning after, a sunrise filled with nausea, hangovers, and regret. This photographic series provides the viewer with the images to answer this question: when does alcohol consumption transition from a pleasurable party scene to one of personal destructiveness?

Keywords

Alcohol Abuse, American Culture, Art, College Drinking, Photography

Pages

vi, 37 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 36-37).

Copyright

Copyright © 2018 Lindsay Godin

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