Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Art and Design
This essay is a study of Yinka Shonibare MBE, London-born and Nigerian-raised contemporary artist, and his recent photographic practice that includes three series: Fake Death Pictures, William Morris Family Album, and Medusa. Exploration of the series reveals insight into Shonibare’s unique relationship to photography, in which he employs the hyper-realism and theatricality of the medium to interact with individuals from British history and reveal contemporary social and political injustices.
Weems, Anne, "Locating the Individual: Theatricality, Realism, and Historical Engagement in the Photographic Work of Yinka Shonibare MBE." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2016.