Writing with photographs: spoken or implied words turned into photo-text in the spirit of phenomenology

Kate Richardson, Rod MacLeod


This essay contests that photography is a companionable genre alongside narrative text when phenomenology is the research method. The hypothesis of this paper is that there is a viable link between phenomenological data analysis, and receiving and interpreting information from a digital image. It is believed that photographs produced as symbolic gestures and iconography together with narrative themes can communicate the lived experience by bringing an artistic dimension to the spirit and philosophy of phenomenology


photography, phenomenology, symbolic gestures, iconography, photo-text

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11157/sites-vol7iss2id143