In the name of of Allah the Merciful

The Photographer as Autobiographer

Arnaud Schmitt, 3031088549, 978-3031088544, 9783031088544, B0BDWHV5X1, 978-3-031-08854-4, 978-3-031-08855-1

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English | 2022 | PDF

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This book explores hybrid memoirs, combining text and images, authored by photographers. It contextualizes this sub-category of life writing from a historical perspective within the overall context of life writing, before taking a structural and cognitive approach to the text/image relationship. While autobiographers use photographs primarily for their illustrative or referential function, photographers have a much more complex interaction with pictures in their autobiographical accounts. This book explores how the visual aspect of a memoir may drastically alter the reader’s response to the work, but also how, in other cases, the visual parts seem disconnected from the text or underused.