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1992

Gadamer

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Understanding Photographic Representation : Method And Meaning In The Interpretation Of Photographs, Gerald John Davey Jul 1992

Understanding Photographic Representation : Method And Meaning In The Interpretation Of Photographs, Gerald John Davey

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The "linguistic turn" in early twentieth-century philosophy established that through language we not only live in a world but create it as well. Language, in this sense, incorporates the entire range of media and cultural artifacts through which we create and share meaning. In contemporary post-industrial societies, photographic images play a central role in communicating and creating the world in which we live. In part, this increasingly visually oriented culture is possible because we tend to equate what we see in photographs with what is real. Photographs, however, bring to light a vision of the world, not the world itself ...