Contemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image
Andy Stafford is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Leeds and co-editor of 'The Modern Essay in French' (Peter Lang, 2005) among other publications.
Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Introduction 1. Image-text: From the ‘Photobook’ to ‘Photo-essayism’ 2. Found Family Photos: Voicing in Anne-Marie Garat’s Essayism 3. My Favourite Piccies: Sequencing, Structuring and Essayism in Photo-Anthologies by Régis Debray and Denis Roche 4. Distance and Self in Raymond Depardon’s Errance 5. Regards croisés: The Moroccan City by Tahar Ben Jelloun 6. Fabulation in Fragments: Leïla Sebbar’s Algeria through the Photography of Marc Garanger 7. Patrick Chamoiseau and Rodolphe Hammadi in the Penal Colony: Photo-text and Memory-traces 8. ‘Paradis sans espoir’? Philippe Tagli’s ‘Photo-graffiti’ in the Parisian Banlieue 9. ‘La légende de l’histoire’: Bernard Noël’s Captions for Photography of the Paris Commune Conclusion: Silence, Orality, History Notes Bibliography Index
This is a densely written but highly readable book, an invaluable resource for students of photography and scholars interested in the relationship between photography and writing/speaking — or, indeed, in any configuration of image and text.
Akane Kawakami French Studies, vol 67, no 1
Birkbeck, University of London
The notes and the bibliography alone merit the acquisition of this work. A richer source on the topic of photo and text is difficult to imagine.
Hans Durrer Across Cultures
Andy Stafford’s book is a welcome and attractive publication to the fast-growing field of intermediality studies, and an exciting enrichment of a series that opens new ways in the study of postcolonial Francophony.
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: June 30, 2010
Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures 14