On the Experience of the Photographic Image

By Alexandra Beleza Moreira.

Published by The International Journal of the Image

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This paper focuses on the experience of the photographic image. It begins with the steps involved in building the photographic image as a complex process, and goes on to consider the photographic image as part of our experience of the world. The second part of the paper focuses specifically on how we experience the photographic image. The world in the image is a frame of reference that challenges the perceptual principle of correspondence. The photographic image provides us with a broader experience of the world, of “things which might have been”, and no longer “as they were” (Barthes).

Keywords: Photographic Image, Experience

The International Journal of the Image, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.121-126. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 745.442KB).

Alexandra Beleza Moreira

Researcher, CITAR - Research Center For Science and Technology in Art, Catholic Portuguese University, Porto, Portugal

Alexandra Beleza Moreira is a researcher in the Theory of Arts Group in CITAR, in the School of Arts at Portuguese Catholic University. Alexandra Beleza Moreira teaches Aesthetic, Contemporary Aesthetic and Art Criticism in the Department of Comunication and Arts at The University of Aveiro.