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On Writing with Photography

Karen Beckman and Liliane Weissberg


From James Agee to W. G. Sebald, there has been an explosion of modern documentary narratives and fiction combining text and photography in complex and fascinating ways. However, these contemporary experiments are part of a tradition that stretches back to the early years of photography. Writers have been integrating photographs into their work for as long as photographs have existed, producing rich, multilayered creations; and photographers have always made images that incorporate, respond to, or function as writing. This book explores what happens to texts—and images—when they are brought to ... More

Keywords: James Agee, W. G. Sebald, documentary narratives, photography, images, photo-essay, children's books, graphic novels, art installation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816674695
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816674695.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen Beckman, editor

Liliane Weissberg, editor

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