the interaction of twentieth-century photographs and texts
Author: Jefferson Hunter
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
This imaginative, generously illustrated investigation of the many techniques and styles employed in combining photographs and words will interest a general audience as well as specialists in literature and photography.
World-renowned Northern Irish photographer, Bobbie Hanvey, captured some of The Troubles' most defining and devastating moments. Bobbie is lauded as much for these photographs as he is for his iconic portraits of figures like Seamus Heaney, Gerry Adams, Brian Friel, and Ian Paisley. In Reconstructions, these photographs take on even greater resonance when set in context by Bobbie's eldest son, singer-songwriter and poet, Steafán Hanvey. Inspired by the photographs, he often witnessed coming to life in the darkroom, Steafán's memories of a childhood less ordinary are presented in a lyric poetry filled with startling imagery and insights that capture the wit, cadences, anguish, and dreams of the people of Northern Ireland. Reconstructions daringly conflates the public and the private, and acts as a timely reminder of just how futile and unnecessary internecine conflict really is. But most of all, Bobbie and Steafán, father and son, have produced a book that is a testament to the strength and resilience of ordinary people living through extraordinary times.
Acclaimed photographer Gibson offers more than 60 intimate black-and-white portraits of guitar masters playing their instruments. Focusing his expert lens on musicians within virtually every genre, Gibson reveals the intense relationship of the player with his beloved "axe."
Explore the dynamic interplay between copy and image! This frequently overlooked yet critical element of modern photojournalism is the subject of Pictures & Words. This title leads readers on an extraordinary investigation into the use of photos and accompanying captions in seven distinct areas: news, features, illustrations, art, advertising, fashion, and technology/science. The book begins by offering a window into the origin of modern photojournalism from its beginnings in Europe in the 1930s, complete with examples from historical archives that showcase how changes in meaning can result from the way words and photos are combined. Equipped with these lessons, readers delve into the roles of today's photographers, photo editors, copy editors, and reporters by tracing the path of a photograph and its accompanying caption from initial assignment to final appearance in a newspaper. Further insights are gleaned as readers go inside National Geographic, examining the importance of the feature photographs that accompany articles and documentary-style looks at subjects such as poverty, pollution, politics, and more. Here, emphasis is on understanding the interaction of photographer, writer and editor as they decide on captions and/or copy blocks. The final chapter of the book distinguishes between photos and illustrations, with guidelines for using stock photos and solutions for handling copyright problems and permissions. The result is a photojournalism handbook that speaks to both photographer and writer, empowering each with a richer appreciation of how their photographs and words are successfully linked.
A brief history of the oldest degree-granting drama department in the British Commonwealth and a lucid pictorial celebration of thefabulous directors and actors who have graced its stages The University of Saskatchewan's Greystone Theatre has the distinction of being the oldest degree-granting drama program in the British Commonwealth and its cultural history is both glamorous and intriguing. Emrys' Dream: Greystone Theatre in Photographs and Words chronicles the social and historical forces of this landmark theatre and, through its use of still photographs and retrospective essays and interviews, is an important addition to the cultural history of Saskatchewan and the University. The archival black &white photographs together with a collection of essays and interviews featuring the work of Walter Mills, Henry Woolf, Ronald Mavor, Patrick O'Neill and others provide a sense of the political, social, and economic undercurrents that were present at the time of the production.
"This anthology investigates books that juxtapose photographs and written language (photo-texts), considering a variety of examples from America, Britain, Canada, and France. Ranging from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Marble Faun to Michael Ondaatje's postmodern novel Coming Through Slaughter and Edward Said's postdocumentary After the Last Sky, the contributors' analyses address photo-textuality's implications for representation and its cultural contexts. A truly interdisciplinary collection, Photo-Textualities features contributors who work in literary studies (English, romance languages), as well as contributors who work in media studies (film, graphic arts)." "Photo-Textualities invigorates critical inquiry with its range of literary and photographic genres, including photo-texts that elude genre classification. Besides documentary and biography, nonfiction literary genres include autobiography and travelogue. The range of photographic genres extends to landscapes, portraiture, documentary, tourist snapshots, and media images, as well as to the standard photo-textual forms of published album and photo-essay."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
A tale of one family through the artful display of antique photographs, giving the reader an academic voyeuristic glimpse into the past.This narrative collage combines old photographs with fragments of conversation written directly on the photographs. Even though this story is of the author's family, strangers will relate to the timeless emotions that are reflected here as the same emotions present in all of our lives. Readers will recognize and fondly remember the clothing, countryside, and the automobiles in the pictures as those similar to those of their ancestors. Also reflected in these antique snaps are the universal expressions of hopes and dreams-the same ones you have, and the same ones our grandparents and great-grandparents had.This is more than a nostalgic scrapbook-it's a work of art.Readers will feel like they're a part of this family's life as they interpret the pictures. The narrative will capture your imagination and spark creativity. Grab a copy today and find inspiration to build your own photographic memoir. If you don't have old photos, consider finding them from a flea market and create your own fictional story.
Dorothea Lange's Photographs and Reports from the Field
Author: Anne Whiston Spirn
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
The never-before-published photographs and captions from Dorothea Lange's fieldwork in California, the Pacific Northwest, and North Carolina during 1939 for the New Deal's Farm Security Administration come together in an iconic collection that includes defining images of that time in American history.
This beautiful book is inspired by the poems and literary observations of the Jesuit poet and teacher Gerard Manley Hopkins, particularly during 1884-1889, the final years of his life in Ireland. A companion to Hopkins's important written legacy, it also illuminates the ways in which his poetic vision was nurtured by the eye of a trained visual artist. Michael Flecky, drawing on the visual images of Hopkins's poems, letters, and spiritual journals, visited locations that could be identified from Hopkins's writing and photographed them to faithfully represent the poet's literary and visual perspective. Hopkins in Ireland: Pictures and Words offers clues to the sometimes obscure historical context of Hopkins's life in Ireland and to what he imagined and expressed in words during the last chapter of his life. The Hopkins in Ireland exhibition has been shown in Ireland and at Creighton University, St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia,, Xavier University in Cincinnati, and Canisius University in Buffalo.