Photograph as an act: toward information visual education
This paper is based on the analysis of a few photographs published by
It is a theoretical description about the objective character of the photographs published by
Based on the contextualized interpretation (or photograph as an act), the photograph is identified as an information object and, therefore, an epistemological object, too. There is a relation between the image and the building of knowledge, through the interpretation of the observer.
There are many studies about cataloguing and classification of images, but there is no study on the theoretical implications. The theory presented in this document comes from the work of other specialists and from other disciplines.
Learning to read visual information is as necessary as reading texts. The visual world waits to be decoded. And the twenty-first-century librarian knows how to organize, preserve and disseminate documentary collections (as photos). Value is how to find, access, decode and build knowledge over them.
In this document, the authors take a position in the library discussion about the image as an information object. Also, this paper promotes development of theoretical studies about this topic by librarians.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Academics of Biblioteca Francisco Xavier Clavigero, Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Publication date: October 1, 2018