Friday, December 8, 2017

Final Project

For the final project, I continued the political/war project from my tin type work. I expanded on the Afghan War images to include images from World War 2, the Vietnam War, and the Civil War. The 15 tins were all arranged into a collage to force the viewers to look at and read each individual plate. Showing the images this way makes the project seem more complete than if they were separated by war category.

Artist Statement

Tintypes were commonly used during the Civil War era to capture portraits of soldiers who were fighting in the war. I did the same, but I showed images of the Iraq/Afghanistan war instead. The images often showed children as well to show the trauma of fighting on their home soil. Text quotes were added to shed some light on the circumstances at hand. One of the Tin’s, Untitled 1, is a copy of a newspaper article discussing the war.