Semiotics defines a sign as having two components, the physical form and the concept that it triggers; the signifier and the signified. Where there is no natural connection between these two components the sign is considered to be arbitrary or symbolic. 1,996 more words
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At first it might be surprising that the earliest known self-portrait turns out to be a masquerade (i), but, as Roland Barthes (2) suggests, photography has a closer relationship with theatre than it does with painting so role playing, camouflage, mimicry, disguise and performance have been an integral part of photography from the very outset. 2,801 more words
The Long awaited interview with Mr. Kweku Adu of BTK International Studios. How are you doing?
I am doing Well Thank you so much. Blessings and Strength to you in all your days. 1,113 more words
Samuel Fosso, a African photographer who is well known for his self constructed images of himself. During his younger years he found himself as an assistant job as a photographer and then once he became older, he found him self a studio and started taking photograph of people around the village he lived with. 130 more words
Something positive out of the Central African Republic: recently two photo-journalists rescued a large archive of photographer Samuel Fosso’s prints and negatives from looters in Bangui… 87 more words
I attended the The Africa Centre Summer festival on Saturday, and I’ve been in a state of awe ever since I got back which is the reason as to why the blog is 2 days late! 571 more words