Date of Degree
MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
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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?
Alcohol Abuse, American Culture, Art, College Drinking, Photography
vi, 37 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 36-37).
Copyright © 2018 Lindsay Godin
Godin, Lindsay. "Requiem for a drink." MFA (Master of Fine Arts) thesis, University of Iowa, 2018.