Photographic image issues


Using a postmodern perspective, this chapter discusses the many levels of meaning that images hold simultaneously, urging that photographs must be managed with their context intact. The chapter explores some of the challenges facing information professionals as they endeavor to understand and make accessible the contextual meanings of analog, digitized, and born-digital photographic records. Through its refined notions of what constitutes authenticity, postmodernism offers information professionals an orientation by which to consider the photographic process, to better appraise, preserve, and represent images. Understanding context and connotation improves the ability to provide deeper description of visual ...

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