Fotografía, grafiti y memoria: en los límites de lo efímero

Gardner, N. and Montemayor, C. F. G. (2021) Fotografía, grafiti y memoria: en los límites de lo efímero. Estudios del Discurso, 7(1), pp. 82-97.

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Abstract

This article presents a definition that allows us to understand photography as a translation and as a storage medium of memory. Building on critical theory and the framework of various scholars in semiotics and visual studies, this definition underscores photography's unique ability to narrate the marginal. Such narratives can reveal signs and symbols of the non-hegemonic and expand our understanding of hidden networks and communities. The essay therefore studies a collection of photographs as visual testimonies created to provide a broader understanding of the use of graffiti as a formula of memory in the border area of the city of Tijuana. The analysis considers the ways in which the visual narrative can be read as a photographic language and the usage of graffiti to reaffirm national identity in Mexico's border areas.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gardner, Dr Nathanial
Authors: Gardner, N., and Montemayor, C. F. G.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Journal Name:Estudios del Discurso
Publisher:Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Morelos
ISSN:2448-4857
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Authors
First Published:First published in Estudios del Discurso 7(1):82-97
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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