Graduation Year

Spring 2014

Document Type

Open Access Senior Thesis


Media Studies

Reader 1

Jennifer Friedlander

Reader 2

Elizabeth Affuso

Reader 3

Nancy Macko

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This work aims to explore how normalized gender representations in images are heightened through the use of digital manipulation technologies and how that influences a spectator’s relationship both to the image and to their own body. After constructing a theoretical understanding of the ways in which images influence and create a normative beauty ideology, a critical case study analysis of the ways celebrities are photographed and digitally altered provides for a grounding of theoretical material.