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Master of Fine Arts


Photography & Film

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Paul Thulin


Becoming a young woman amid the foothills and valleys of the Appalachian Mountains has fulfilled me with an awareness that I am not from "around these parts" that I now find myself in. As I navigated my way across the mountains, to the southern slopes of the east coast, I began to realize the life I was leaving behind through the process of photography, film, and the act of making a recording. This document speaks about the ideas and persistent energy that drive my process of creation while focusing on three important bodies of work that exhibit what I believe to be a method of engagement between the body and the camera. Out of my experiences, I want to make record of the blips and intonations, and of the in-between spaces where language is displaced and the visual speaks for itself.


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