These are some of the ideas thrown out in group discussion during class when I introduced my thesis work. Two core themes that will be at the center of my thesis are the role of the Female in Catholic religious life and the idea of living a vocational and where vocations can be seen in similar lights, particularly in the light of an artist's vocation and the light of a religious vocation.
There were a few discussion points I found to be helpful in considering not only the content of my thesis but how I will display and present it: creating a consistent grid and font and having other design continuities in the book form of my Thesis, focus on the text and how it will not only act on its own but compliment the photographs as well as how they will be grouped together, do more research into portraiture photography and ethnographic photography and how these two genres can work cohesively, look at more literature especially female poets, female catholic writers, and writers that focus on artist and religious vocation.
The first order of business that I will go forward with after this discussion will be researching more literature and focusing on the writing component. After that I will research portraiture and ethnographic photography and eventually get to the design elements.