Primary Research

  • I would like to look at self portraits. I will be looking at portraits included in Joyce Tennesen's first book, artist's painted self portraits, myspace self portraits, and self portraits drawn by children.

Discussion of Secondary Sources

  • I will incorporate the readings which deal with the perspective of pictures. I may also include passages relating to photography (like Hobbs).

Theoretical Perspective

  • I will use Kress's theories about angle and positioning and how they create/deflate power in the reader.


  • I will be comparing the different self portraits to see if there is anything substantive that can be determined (on the whole) about those who did them.

I can't answer the rest as I have not done the research.