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University of Florida

1. Lynch, Ashleigh P. Concerning Visual Representations of Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone.

Degree: MA, Art History - Art and Art History, 2012, University of Florida

My thesis examines images of child soldiers in Sierra Leone, focusing on a series of portraits taken by South African photographer, Guy Tillim, as well as other visual representations from the film Blood Diamond and the autobiography A Long Way Gone.  This research will consider the conflicting narratives of child soldiers—as both victims and perpetrators, and how this complex perception translates to ambiguous readings of such images.  Supported by visual and historical analysis, my thesis also looks to the trope of the warrior/hunter in African art in order to draw out themes of power and masculinity in connection to the appearance and violent acts committed by child soldiers during the war in Sierra Leone.  This approach demonstrate show the identities of these young combatants, exhibited through the appropriation of various types of dress and adornments from the past, may have been constructed through another figure of authority, the paramount chief.   The first chapter of my thesis will give historical background on the Civil War of Sierra Leone(1991-2002), highlighting particular political and military figures, as well as combatant groups and ethnic populations most affected by these events.  This introduction will describe some of the social, political and economic factors to give the reader a broad context for the local and international impact of the conflict.  Attention will also be given to addressing the representation of child soldiers as icons—symbols who generate a greater discourse in relation to wars erupting in different countries across Africa.  The second chapter will consider the trope of the warrior/hunter. Focusing on dress as a means to communicate themes related to masculinity, initiation, and secret knowledge, I analyze the history and garments worn by paramount chiefs of Sierra Leone in connection to Kamajormilitias.    The third chapter of this thesis will center on a series of photographs of CDF (Civil Defense Forces) child soldiers by Guy Tillim, from his joint project with fellow South African photojournalist Omar Badsha, entitled Amulets and Dreams: War Youth and Change in Africa (2001).  In analyzing these images I will consider Tillim’s oeuvre and how photojournalism as a medium straddles both news and art—text and image.  Pinpointing the aim of the project, I will question themes related to humanitarianism and the staging of photographs. Chapter 4 will examine the portrayal of child soldiers in Sierra Leone through the media of film and literature.  Looking to Blood Diamond (2006), I will explore the appearance of RUF (Revolutionary United Front) child soldiers.  The longer analysis of Blood Diamond will be coupled with a brief examination of Ishmael Beah’s autobiography A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (2007).  Providing a local narrative, Beah’s account will demonstrate how child soldiers in the SLA (Sierra Leone Army) dressed.  Both the RUF and SLA held similar initiation practices and based their appearance on American hip-hop and military personalities.  This chapter… Advisors/Committee Members: Rovine, Victoria (committee chair), Sow, Alioune (committee member), Poynor, Robin E (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: African art; Amulets; Art museums; Civil wars; Clothing; Photographs; Photography; Soldiers; War; Weapons; child  – guy  – leone  – sierra  – soldier  – tillim

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APA (6th Edition):

Lynch, A. P. (2012). Concerning Visual Representations of Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone. (Masters Thesis). University of Florida. Retrieved from https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0044763

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Lynch, Ashleigh P. “Concerning Visual Representations of Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone.” 2012. Masters Thesis, University of Florida. Accessed September 24, 2020. https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0044763.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Lynch, Ashleigh P. “Concerning Visual Representations of Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone.” 2012. Web. 24 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Lynch AP. Concerning Visual Representations of Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Florida; 2012. [cited 2020 Sep 24]. Available from: https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0044763.

Council of Science Editors:

Lynch AP. Concerning Visual Representations of Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone. [Masters Thesis]. University of Florida; 2012. Available from: https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0044763


Ryerson University

2. Munro, Sarah. Exhibiting Atrocity: A Preliminary Exhibition Proposal for the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre’s State Identification Card Portrait Collection.

Degree: 2011, Ryerson University

Exhibiting Atrocity investigates common modes of publicly displaying photographs of atrocities, from the Holocaust (1933-­‐1945) to the Cambodian and Rwandan genocides (1975-­‐1979 and 1994, respectively). It incorporates the practical and theoretical concerns raised by these display modes into a preliminary exhibition proposal for the approximately six hundred Rwandan state identification card portraits housed at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre (KGMC) in Kigali, Rwanda.The paper’s introduction and literature survey are followed by an overview of the Rwandan genocide and the role of state identification cards therein. The KGMC’s identification portraits are then discussed in contrast to more explicit depictions of atrocity, wherein the benefits and detriments of displaying less graphic imagery are argued through an analysis of comparable past exhibitions in terms of their artistic or curatorial intention, methodology and critical reception. The findings of this analysis are subsequently applied to the KGMC’s collection, yielding a preliminary exhibition proposal that advocates the involvement of atrocity survivors in the creation of such photographic displays. Advisors/Committee Members: Ryerson University (Degree grantor).

Subjects/Keywords: Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre  – Collections; Genocide  – Rwanda  – Pictorial works; Photography  – Exhibitions  – Moral and ethical aspects; Photographs  – Psychological aspects; Rwanda  – History  – Civil War; 1994  – Atrocities  – Pictorial works

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APA (6th Edition):

Munro, S. (2011). Exhibiting Atrocity: A Preliminary Exhibition Proposal for the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre’s State Identification Card Portrait Collection. (Thesis). Ryerson University. Retrieved from https://digital.library.ryerson.ca/islandora/object/RULA%3A1571

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Munro, Sarah. “Exhibiting Atrocity: A Preliminary Exhibition Proposal for the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre’s State Identification Card Portrait Collection.” 2011. Thesis, Ryerson University. Accessed September 24, 2020. https://digital.library.ryerson.ca/islandora/object/RULA%3A1571.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Munro, Sarah. “Exhibiting Atrocity: A Preliminary Exhibition Proposal for the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre’s State Identification Card Portrait Collection.” 2011. Web. 24 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Munro S. Exhibiting Atrocity: A Preliminary Exhibition Proposal for the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre’s State Identification Card Portrait Collection. [Internet] [Thesis]. Ryerson University; 2011. [cited 2020 Sep 24]. Available from: https://digital.library.ryerson.ca/islandora/object/RULA%3A1571.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Munro S. Exhibiting Atrocity: A Preliminary Exhibition Proposal for the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre’s State Identification Card Portrait Collection. [Thesis]. Ryerson University; 2011. Available from: https://digital.library.ryerson.ca/islandora/object/RULA%3A1571

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

3. Stricker, Kirsten E. The Absence That Is Present: Civil War Photography. 1862-2015.

Degree: MA, Art/Art History, 2017, Bowling Green State University

In 1862, Alexander Gardner captured some of the best-known photographs of the Civil War at Antietam. Since then his photographs have been part of a varied history cycling from open publicity to obscurity and back again. In recent years, photographers have turned to Gardner’s photographs for inspiration when creating new photographs of the Civil War: rephotography. David Levene and Sally Mann are two examples that approach rephotography from different directions. Levene and Mann go to Antietam to photograph what the war left behind. The content of the photographs was analyzed to see what was present and what was not. The artists’ intent was taken into consideration where possible. The photographs represent the Civil War through what is absent, through what is missing. Gardner’s photographs depict the aftermath of the battle; Levene’s highlight what is there no longer; Mann’s explore the spectral traces that remain. They each commemorate Antietam while making September 17, 1862 more real for modern viewers. Advisors/Committee Members: Hershberger, Andrew (Advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: American History; Art History; Fine Arts; Alexander Gardner; Sally Mann; David Levene; photography; rephotographs; Civil War; Civil War photography; Antietam; absence; photographs; Civil War photographs; rephotography; Civil War rephotography; Civil War rephotographs

…5 This paper will deal with three main foci: exhibitions of Civil War era photographs… …Antietam to create modern views of historic photographs of the Civil War and to create new… …photographs of the Civil War. This paper will also explore Gardner’s photographs of Antietam and… …the photographs that he captured during the Civil War at Antietam. The history of Gardner’s… …Antietam and to other sites of Civil War-era photographs to take modern versions of the historic… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Stricker, K. E. (2017). The Absence That Is Present: Civil War Photography. 1862-2015. (Masters Thesis). Bowling Green State University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1491567573460185

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Stricker, Kirsten E. “The Absence That Is Present: Civil War Photography. 1862-2015.” 2017. Masters Thesis, Bowling Green State University. Accessed September 24, 2020. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1491567573460185.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Stricker, Kirsten E. “The Absence That Is Present: Civil War Photography. 1862-2015.” 2017. Web. 24 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Stricker KE. The Absence That Is Present: Civil War Photography. 1862-2015. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Bowling Green State University; 2017. [cited 2020 Sep 24]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1491567573460185.

Council of Science Editors:

Stricker KE. The Absence That Is Present: Civil War Photography. 1862-2015. [Masters Thesis]. Bowling Green State University; 2017. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1491567573460185

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