International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy

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Le parole dell'archivio fotografico

Tiziana Serena

pp. 163-177


This paper explores the possibility of applying the theory of Documentality to the photograph, examining it in the context of the photo archive. To this end, I maintain that a photograph’s document value is not determined by its nature, but by its relationship to inscription practices. And I regard the space of the archive as a paradigmatic device that produces cognitive strategies on the word pairing “photograph/photographs” inextricably linked to the inscriptions connected with it, in the form of “archiwritings” and registrations, in essence: with the words of the archive itself.

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(2012). A partire da Documentalità. Rivista di estetica 50.

Pages: 163-177

DOI: 10.4000/estetica.1478

Full citation:

Serena Tiziana (2012). Le parole dell'archivio fotografico. Rivista di estetica 50, pp. 163-177.