In todayas image-saturated society, photograph and text live side-by-side, engaged in a complex collaboration. Andy Stafford critically examines this interplay in Photo-texts, taking nine case studies from the 1990s French-speaking world and looking at the interaction between non-fictional written texts (caption, essay, fragment, poem) and photographic images. The aphoto-text, a as he defines it, is concerned as much with the oral as it is with visual and written culture. That text-image collaborations give space to the spoken, spectral traces of spoken human discourse suggests that the key element of the photo-text is its radical provisionalityathat it is inherently unstable and ever-changing. This pathbreaking study offers a vital resource for scholars in contemporary French and francophone cultures.Contemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image Andy Stafford ... We have looked at a photo-essay that isolates found images, and writes them into a fictional, albeit plausible, social and visual framework, and thus, in terms of ouranbsp;...
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