Showing and Telling: Narrative Photography from Pictures to Parafictions

Soutter, L. 2016. Showing and Telling: Narrative Photography from Pictures to Parafictions. in: Telling Tales: Contemporary Narrative Photography Seattle, Washington McNay Museum (San Antonio, Texas).

Chapter titleShowing and Telling: Narrative Photography from Pictures to Parafictions
AuthorsSoutter, L.
Abstract

This chapter (5,350 words) provides an overview of the development of narrative photography from the 1970s to the present, with a focus on work from the United States. The essay draws on semiotics, literary theory and in particular narratology to investigate narrative photography's push and pull between showing and telling, or in Aristotle’s terms mimesis and diegesis.

Keywordsnarrative photography
fiction photography
narrative theory
Book titleTelling Tales: Contemporary Narrative Photography
Year2016
PublisherMcNay Museum (San Antonio, Texas)
Marquand Books (Seattle, Washington)
Publication dates
Published in printSep 2016
Place of publicationSeattle, Washington
ISBN9780916677602

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