Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2018

Peter Frasco

Traditionally, most photobooks exist to serve one purpose: to present, in the most objective manner, the works of a single photographer, or to contain a group of photographs around a single concept. Photos shown within these books weren’t necessarily taken with the intention of existing within each specific spread of the publication; rather they exist on the page as mere proxies for the real work itself. Equivalents aims to explore this boundary between photography and the printed page in the form of a “photobook” that exists not as a piece to showcase photographs, but as something that uses photography as the sole tool for creating each spread. Each photograph is taken not as a stand alone photographic work, but as a part of a larger whole whose sole purpose is to exist in the space within this book.

These photos are taken and arranged in such a way that each one has some sort of tie, be it visual or thematic, with the photo present on the previous page and the photo on the page opposite it. This continuous flow of thematic ties between photographs continues endlessly from front to back cover, making for a smooth gradient of transitions among the near 400 photos that make up the finished piece. While the transitions between photos makes for an extremely linear narrative, it is a narrative that viewers can enter at any point within in the book, and can be read either forward or in reverse.

Maxine Joy Almendra

Daniela Al-Saleh

Amon Dario Appelt

Shruti Ashok

Whitney Badge

Jaire Berkel

Ingrid Bonetti

Victoria Boyd

Madison Bozinoff

Malulani Bria

Kaylin Brown

Rachel Brownjohn

Olive Burd

Germán Castellanos Reyes

Madeline Cericola

Vicky Chau

Amber Chen

Victor Chen

Wendy Ching

Connie Chu

Channon Chung

Leonardo Cilmi

Emma T. Conway

Nicole Corso

Qamile Dani

Magdalena de la Torre Suárez

Amanda Ericson

Dan Feldman

Anna Feng

Natalia Flores

Peter Frasco

Lucia Garza

Mariana Gaviria

Mikey Hefez

Adrianna Hinsey

Avinash Hirdaramani

Marielle Holland

Grace Hong

Surkho Shane Hong

Pauline Hotelier

Dylan Hughes

Jiyoung Hwang

Sonali Jain

Andrea S. Jassir

Christina Jenkins

Maria Jessica

Erin Johnston

Javarius Jones

Yea Ji Jung

Rachel Kahn

Anastasia Kharchenko

Jonathan Haojaq Kho

Alexa Kim

Cindy Dawon Kim

Sang Dennis Kim

Somin Kim

Yoonji Kim

Kyungmin Ko

Sidney Law

Kevin Lee

Jane Lee

Matheus Dal Santo Lewis Sage Smith

Kristiana Marcon

Hannah Marshall

Kruti Mehta

Gabriel Mester

Charlotte Miller

Mintra Morrison

Tamir Moses

Kaisha Murzamadiyeva

Thomas Nghia Nguyen

Lanie Nowak

Satoe Onizuka

Steven Orts

Owen Pace

Tatyana Palacios

Herin Park

Olga Pavlova

Luli Peralta-Esquivel

Lindsay Petricca

Constanza Pinto

Shreya Razak

Costanza Reiser

Vincent Riportella

Bateel Saber

Ahana Seth

Cristina Soberon

Rebecca Speiser

Natalia Spotts

Sabrina Steck

JD Stephenson Jr.

Richard Supriano

Eden Tartour

Jissaura Taveras Hernandez

Nathalia Tello Arias

Liz Tsai

Altyn Turdukulova

Amena Tyebji

Gabriela Vieira

Juan Diego Villegas

Yige Wang

Evelyn Wu

Jessie Yao

Crystal Yin

Rebecca Jiayi Zhou