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The Image Comes First, But Words Are Also Important in Photography

Posted By Andrea Weckerle On January 4, 2007 @ 6:11 am In Art of Photography | No Comments

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Without a doubt, the photographs themselves — whether they’re about an enthralling subject, an enticing color, an unusual shape, or amazing lighting or composition — are what draw us in. But a photograph’s accompanying header, title and caption can be equally important, at least in getting someone to take that first or more detailed look.

Case in point is the online art photography magazine AK47.tv [2]. In addition to the clever name of the publication, several of the titles within the issues peak one’s interest.

There is The Hyena People of Nigeria [3] by Pieter Hugo, about a family [4] that makes its living as entertainers working with wild animals such as hyenas, snakes and monkeys. And Suburban Fetish [5] by Sandy Nicholson that documents [6] fetishism as an everyday, even integral and non-threatening thread of life in Australian society.

And, as yet another example, Masks and Facades [7], in which Olaf Martens focuses on women [8] showcasing their exuberant lust for life.

Words also help put descriptive terms around a photograph that otherwise might be overlooked or go unrecognized. On photo-sharing sites, which are being increasingly used to showcase photographers’skills and help market their services, the tags placed on each image help both photography buyers and the casual purchaser locate a picture along defined parameters.

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[2] AK47.tv: http://www.ak47.tv/

[3] The Hyena People of Nigeria: http://www.ak47.tv/008/the_hyena_people_of_nigeria/

[4] about a family: http://www.ak47.tv/008/the_hyena_people_of_nigeria/details

[5] Suburban Fetish: http://www.ak47.tv/005/suburban_fetish/

[6] documents: http://www.ak47.tv/005/suburban_fetish/details

[7] Masks and Facades: http://www.ak47.tv/002/masks_and_facades/

[8] women: http://www.ak47.tv/002/masks_and_facades/details

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