Unmask: Issues with Personal Identity




Saathoff, Kayla

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People are complex, multi-dimensional individuals, making each of us uniquely different. Unfortunately, others tend to identify us with just a few of these dimensions. We live in a fast-paced world that does not allow for recognition of the complex layers that are present in each of us. Technology and social media contribute to this hindrance. I am interested in portraying the array of layers that resides within us by using multiple views to represent each individual. Succumbing to an edited version of ourselves is limiting. I want for others, and myself, the chance to be seen as a rich and diverse human being. This series celebrates people’s uniqueness. The grid represents the numerous roles, characteristics, and qualities that exist in each person. It removes the mask and displays the complexity within.



Hoch, Hannah, photomontage, identity, portrait, photography, art, Honors College


Saathoff, K. (2015). Unmask: Issues with personal identity (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.


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