Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Art (Creative) and Art History with a concentration in Critical and Curatorial Studies, MA
Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)
Perception; reality; shapes the world
This thesis is an examination of the role different photography techniques play in how images are perceived. There have existed techniques for manipulating the perception of images since the creation of the camera. The techniques examined in this paper are editing, staging, and the use of captions. In recent years, perception has become a powerful tool for political parties to manipulate. This manipulation of perception has led to an increasing distrust in the images the media presents to the public. This paper does not seek to answer any questions but to encourage people to have a greater understanding of photography.
Clay, Nicole, "Perception is reality! How perception shapes our world." (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 4172.