Dona Schwartz, PhD

PhD in Communication with specialization in visual communication and photography The Annenberg School for Communications University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Dona Schwartz

Areas of Research

Research Creation with a focus in photography
My photographic work builds upon my background in qualitative social science research, and my experience as an ethnographer. I am interested in using photography as a way of exploring social worlds and universes of meaning. Much of my work has focused on domestic life and the family, the crucible in which our identities are formed. I am also interested in transitional moments in life--moments when we stand on the threshold of a new identity. I shoot both film and digital, and choose visual approaches that best suit the ideas I explore. I am also concerned with narrative and narrative structure, and ways in which photographs can tell stories, whether in the gallery or on the page.

Supervising degrees

Art - Masters: Accepting Inquiries

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I am delighted to work with students who are curious, highly motivated, and ready to accept new challenges. You should enjoy the prospect of raising original and interesting questions, seeking new information in support of your inquiry, and committing yourself to making extraordinary photographs that help us see the world anew.

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