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Introduction

in Photo-texts: Contemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310522
eISBN:
9781846316128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310522.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book postulates the existence of the French ‘photo-text’, a third term between photographic image and written word. It analyses ten photo-texts to answer the questions: What do pictures want? ... More


Image-text: From the ‘Photobook-essayism’

in Photo-texts: Contemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310522
eISBN:
9781846316128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310522.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The ubiquity of photographic images in contemporary society has raised concerns among some theorists, including Vilém Flusser, who theorises the impact of the predominance of photography on an ... More


Found Family Photos: Voicing in Anne-Marie Garat's Essayism

in Photo-texts: Contemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310522
eISBN:
9781846316128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310522.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Anne-Marie Garat is a French prizewinning writer whose novels often involve photographers and film-makers. She has built a career around teaching photo-texts, has completed a trilogy of short texts ... More


My Favourite Piccies: Sequencing, Structuring and Essayism in Photo-Anthologies by Régis Debray and Denis Roche

in Photo-texts: Contemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310522
eISBN:
9781846316128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310522.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines how essayists write the photograph and looks at the rhetorical, tactical, and political figures that can be seen in their writing. It considers one specific aspect of essayism ... More


Distance and Self in Raymond Depardon's Errance

in Photo-texts: Contemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310522
eISBN:
9781846316128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310522.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the self-collaborative type of photo-text. Analysis of the text in which photographers ‘write’ their own photographic images would, on the surface, appear straightforward. ... More


Regards croisés: The Moroccan City by Tahar Ben Jelloun

in Photo-texts: Contemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310522
eISBN:
9781846316128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310522.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter, which examines a true collaboration between writer and photographer, focusing on French-Moroccan author Tahar Ben Jelloun and his photo-text projects – Fès (1996) with Bruno Barbey and ... More


Fabulation in Fragments: Leïla Sebbar's Algeria through the Photography of Marc Garanger

in Photo-texts: Contemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310522
eISBN:
9781846316128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310522.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the tension that appears to exist between Franco-Algerian writer Leïla Sebbar and photographer Marc Garanger, who produced stunning images of the War of Independence in Algeria. ... More


Patrick Chamoiseau and Rodolphe Hammadi in the Penal Colony: Photo-text and Memory-traces

in Photo-texts: Contemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310522
eISBN:
9781846316128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310522.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In 1993, the Martiniquan novelist Rodolphe Hammadi and Algerian photographer Patrick Chamoiseau visited France's notorious former penal colony, the Iles du Salut (Salvation Islands) in French Guiana. ... More


‘Paradis sans espoir’? Philippe Tagli's ‘Photo-graffiti’ in the Parisian Banlieue

in Photo-texts: Contemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310522
eISBN:
9781846316128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310522.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on an agitprop use of photography in photo-essayism: Philippe Tagli's photo-poetry. Tagli's photo-poetry tightly links images and texts. The chapter looks at the photo-album and ... More


Conclusion: Silence, Orality, History

in Photo-texts: Contemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310522
eISBN:
9781846316128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310522.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book has explored the contemporary photo-text in French as well as the different modes of interaction between image-maker and text-writer. From collaborative to retrospective and, finally, ... More


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