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Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
English (Arts and Sciences)
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J. Tomas Lopez
Shutters is a fragmented novel that employs various prose and poetic elements to document the life and endeavors of photographer-writer Ishi in present day New York City. The work follows his quest for emotional and physical connection, and his artistic project where he photographs and writes about suicide survivors. The work explores the observer-observed divide that often manifests in fiction and addresses the themes of physical beauty, art, death and the human condition.
fiction; photography; new york; suicide; beauty; art
Senguttuvan, Vinoad, "Shutters" (2011). Open Access Theses. 290.