Abstract: This paper discusses the relationship between writing and photography. The essays by Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes will be the theoretical bases for authors such as António Lobo Antunes, Ruy Belo, Núno Júdice, Vasco Graça Moura, Miguel Torga, Sofia de
Mello Breyner Andresen, Rolf Dieter Brinkmann, Hilda Hilst, and Wislawa Szymborska. We would like to observe how the Other - in the photographical discourse - is narrated in a death perspective. Image, in fact, presents, in its paradoxical totality, catastrophic tensions and emptiness.