Home » Asides

The Photographic Dictionary

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on January 4, 2009 3 Comments

Behold the visual/textual/interpretive feast that is the Photographic Dictionary, “dedicated to defining words through the literal, figurative, and personal meanings found in each photograph.”

Here’s the photographic entry for the word “Sign”:

The photographic entry for the word "Sign," taken by Laurent Champoussin

Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan.

Tags: , ,

Digg this!Add to del.icio.us!Stumble this!Add to Techorati!Share on Facebook!Seed Newsvine!Reddit!

3 Responses to “The Photographic Dictionary”

  1. Youki on: 5 January 2009 at 12:01 am

    makes me think of the distinction between “definition” and “example.” Where is the line between the two? Should there be a line? This is an ontological paradox.

    can anyone guess (assuming you haven’t already seen it — and no cheating and looking at the filename!) what this is a photograph for?

    ???

  2. Usree Bhattacharya on: 5 January 2009 at 3:55 am

    a little clueless here…
    shirt?
    pregnant?
    hair?
    shadow?
    button?
    arm?
    pillow?
    stalactite?
    rainwater?
    alien?
    oh….i know…conspiracy!

  3. daveski on: 6 January 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Facebook?

Leave a Reply:

You must be logged in to post a comment.

  Copyright ©2009 Found in Translation, All rights reserved.| Powered by WordPress| WPElegance2Col theme by Techblissonline.com