Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Maria Antonella Pelizzari

Second Advisor

Howard Singerman

Academic Program Adviser

Maria Antonella Pelizzari


This thesis analyzes two World War II-era photo books, one by Thérèse Bonney, and the other by David Seymour. Both depict children in dire situations throughout Europe. Published in 1943 and 1949 respectively, these two photo books divulge many themes and tropes that reflect the humanitarian trends of their times.

Included in

Photography Commons



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