Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2015

Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2015

Analogly Digital
Alicia Chen

In the past, producing a photograph took many steps. Today we just capture an image and share it all over the world. Do we use this ease of producing images wisely, or have we become addicted? Should we be aware of this history or should we just move on? While there is a certain freedom in forgetting, by exploring the history of photography, we may take the time to reflect on how the photograph has come so far, from keepsake to selfie. Our relationship to our images has changed us. When we only spend seconds taking an image and sharing it, how can we treasure them, really look at them? Can we slow down this wave of images? “Analogly Digital” is a book with three different parts, combing the quality of both analog and digital images to recognize the richness of history while also embracing the freedoms of our present technology. The first part of the book explores the history of the photographic image from 1826 to the present, reminding us when we spent more time with each photograph from capturing it, to producing it, to treasuring it. The second part of the book is the exploration of digital manipulation of photography. The third part of the book extracts pages from current magazines to propose a way to slow down the image, to make it more cherished, to make it seen and appreciated for what it can record and help us remember. Using this strategy anyone could grab a pen and create your own book of images.

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Carina Adijanto

Kathryn Adkins

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Che Ying Au

Nadia Bakst

Kevin Ballon

Tess Barber

Mercedes Beach

Trey Bedingfield

Evan Bender

Jan-Luca Berger

Liz Bergesch

Gabriel Berrios

Bianca Rose Bono

Zoe Sarah Bortz

Margot Bravi

Harlie Brindak

Stefania Brusatin

Shamma Buhazza

Daniela M. Casado

Edgar Castro

Dahye Chang

Alicia Chen

Jiayi Chen

Taylor Childers

Sanjana Chimnani

Yerang Choi

Caroline Chriss

Gregory Conte

Rafael Cordoboa

Gina Marie Costa

Karen-Cristina Cruz

Rachel Darmody

Amanda DeGiuseppe

Brittany DiPeri

Dariel Ben Dominguez

Phoebe Feng

Mark Foss

Lindsey Frazier

Anais Freitas

Amanda Goldstein

MaryAnn George

Camille Gervais

Sarah Gonzalez

Jessica Griscti

Anissa Hanley

Christa Herchek

Albert Hicks IV

Deja Holden

Mu-Ti Huang

Cari Hume

Zachary David Hurley

Anushae Hussain

Nicole Ignacio

Lama Kaddura

Sul Kim

Ji Hyun Kim

Hyerin Kim

Sunghoon Kim

Green Kim

Felicitas Kofler

Joan Koo

Hannah Kramer

Taiji Kuroda

Jasmine Lam

Alex Lardaro

Liberty Leben

Victoria Lee

Jayne Lee

Stephanie Leone

Crysta Leong

Sara Li

Liza Littlefield

Christopher Lucero

Huy Luong

Briana Lynch

Rachel Mak

David Marte

Nelle McDade

Kelly Merole

Marie Mhina

Riho Mineta

Regina Morgan-Muñoz

Ayla El-Moussa

Baki Mumkaya

Summer Myung

Caroline Newton

Sofia Oom

Adrian Ortega Pedraza

Rusbeny Pichardo

Maria Putri

Auriel Rickard

Nancy Rivera

Simone Roark

Emalis Robateau

Hussain Salahuddin

Benjamin Sands

Ariel Saura

Taleen Setrakian

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Erinn Springer

Phuong Tran

Hilary Tunstall

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Gosbinda Vizarretea

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Jocelyn Wu

Jasmine Yacoub

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Katie Zheng