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Metadata_Photography and the construction of meaning : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts to [i.e. at] Massey University, College of Creative Arts, School of Fine Arts, Wellington, New Zealand
Photographic technology is increasingly respondent to a desire for the
production and consumption of information. The current age of photography
not only possesses the ability to capture the image, but also to capture
photographic metadata as supplemental information. Engaging in the
premise that the photographic image exists as an incomplete medium to the
transfer of information, this research identifies the acquisition of data as a
means to resolve interpretation and quantify the photographic image.
Inhabiting a complex territory within this structure, the photographic image
manifests multiplicity and operates as source, production, and capture of
information. This work challenges the perceptions of how to engage with
the dialogues created between the photographic image, and the externally