A Thousand Words: Responses to Photographs
It has been said many times that a picture is worth a thousand words. This familiar proverb describes the idea that complex stories can be told with just a single image and can give you as much or more information than a written or spoken text.
One picture. One thousand words. It is in this limited space I have written. This thesis is a collection of prose written in response to photographs/images that have been taken, created, or found, and has been influenced by the combination of the visual and textual mediums of my disciplines (digital media and creative writing): striking images with textual commentary.
While observing these photographs, readers bring with them emotional baggage, preconceived notions, memories and feelings. The written commentary (e.g., stories) attached to the photographs adds a new dimension to what the reader sees. The natural ambiguity of a photograph lends itself to conflicting interpretations, all of which enhance the work and bring us closer to a new and deeper meaning via textual-reader interaction.
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Milanes, Cecilia Rodriguez
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
English; Creative Writing
Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Gonzalez, Stephanie, "A Thousand Words: Responses to Photographs" (2007). HIM 1990-2015. 638.