Articles of the selected author in Verbum:

  • La rupture dans les usages des images (photographiques) à l’ère du numérique
    Author Soulages, François
    Issue Vol. XIV/2013/1-2
    Category Artes
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.14.2013.1–2.2
    Pages pp. 20-38
    Keywords image; digital photography; contemporary art; hybridization
    Abstract The paper focuses on digital photography. Everything has been changed by digital technology: digitalization is relevant in the creation of images, their communication, their reception, also their mixing and hybridization with other techniques — like in sound design, for example. The image is certainly an uneventful image, but, above all, it is an image open to all eventualities. Has computing replaced existence? In short, is there rupture or continuity between these two kinds of images?
  • Les yeux sont faits pour voir & pour pleurer — La photographie entre Budapest, Prague & Berlin
    Author Soulages, François
    Issue Vol. XII/2010/1
    Category Artes
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.12.2010.1.1
    Pages pp. 7-26
    Keywords unconsciousness, esthetics, photography, politics, bodies
    Abstract Press photographers and politicians show us suffering bodies whose event-like visibility make us forget the invisibility of every day life, for the reality of day-to-day life is difficult to notice. We can accept tragedy more easily if heroes participate in it. A life lived in a dictatorship is very long, even if it is short for a historian who deals with long time periods, and it is impossible to capture for a press photographer. This paper deals with the questions that photographers have to face: what is it that they have to capture to be able to uncover the essence of the system? What bodies do they need to photograph? Are they bodies at all?