logging in or signing up Cultural Studies 1 Lecture 6 Barthes and the photg liamgr Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Uploaded from authorPOINTLite Insert YouTube videos in PowerPont slides with aS Desktop Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 826 Category: Education License: All Rights Reserved Like it (1) Dislike it (0) Added: November 13, 2007 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 2 Presentation Description No description available. Comments Posting comment... By: realistaforever (36 month(s) ago) nice slide Saving..... Post Reply Close Saving..... Edit Comment Close Premium member Presentation Transcript Cultural Studies 1: Cultural Studies 1 Lecture 6 Barthes : Decoding the imageThe photographic image: The photographic image The photograph is simulacrum of reality It is a denotation in reduction, a tiny analogue of the real We do not typically look for coding or encoding in examining a photograph It appears as a message without a code ‘The camera doesn’t lie’ Barthes argues that this is not the case that images, like signs, both connote and denote The ‘documentary’ photograph: The ‘documentary’ photograph A message which totally ‘exhausts its mode of existence’ It pretends purely denotative, documentary objectivity It is typically ‘read’ in the way it is intended as in some sense neutral But it has been worked on, chosen, composed and subjected to professional or ideological normsThe photographic paradox: The photographic paradox Co-existence of 2 messages: One without a code The photograph as analogue of the real One with a code The photograph as an encoded statement with a connoted message, a second meaningConnotation & Denotation: Connotation & Denotation TITLE: Buffalo, New York. The wedding of Cecelia Wrazen and Bronislaus Nowak, who work at Ross Heater, makers of condensers for the Navy. They are of Polish descent. He is temporarily deferred from the Army because of his essential work. They will live with her motherConnotation Procedures: Connotation Procedures Trick effects Pose Objects ‘Photogenia’ (lighting, exposure, printing) Aestheticism Trick effects: Trick effects The disappearing CommissarMore tricks: More tricksPose: Pose Objects: Objects The study' researchers - the University of Melbourne's Professor Lyn Yates and Deakin University' Dr Julie McLeod. Photo: Gary Medicott Photogenia: PhotogeniaAestheticisationWounded Soldiers at Khe San (Larry Burrows, 1970?) : Aestheticisation Wounded Soldiers at Khe San (Larry Burrows, 1970?) The martyrdom of St Stephen (Rembrandt, 1625): The martyrdom of St Stephen (Rembrandt, 1625)Reading the photograph: Reading the photograph The reading of a photograph is always historical and depends on the readers’ knowledge and cultural situation Photographic connotation is an ‘institutional’ activityText & Image: Text & Image Accompanying text is parasitic on the image The traditional arrangement whereby images serve the text is reversed in the documentary photograph Serves simply to amplify a connotation or stress an intended reading Effect of text on connotation differs according to presentation and proximity A caption differs from a headline in this respect You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.