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On reading images

How meaning can be made from images may seem straightforward. After all, we just look, then we understand. Although this might be true in one sense, the making of meaning from images is a complicated activity.

Meaning in visual images is coded; that is a set of unwritten rules are used to put things together in a certain way. In addition are conventions - things that are commonly understood or accepted ways of doing things.

When deconstructing images, be sure you use the appropriate visual language. (Use terminology provided to identify and explore the codes and cnventions.) Remember, no deconstruction is worth anything unless you make a consistent meaning from the parts.

  1. Reading Images - terminology and questions
  2. Reading Images Activities
  3. Reading Images Techniques

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