Date of Award

Spring 2021

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Media & Communication; College of Arts & Sciences

First Advisor

Lisa Holderman

Abstract

Where is the line between sometimes representing a career accurately, and never doing so? Using Roland Barthes theory of semiotics, this paper analyzes the representation of photographers in popular media as well as the use of photographs, specifically in three different films: Rear Window, One Hour Photo, and Chasing Ice.

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Through a Semiotic Lens: The Representation of Photographers and Use of Photographs in Popular Media

Where is the line between sometimes representing a career accurately, and never doing so? Using Roland Barthes theory of semiotics, this paper analyzes the representation of photographers in popular media as well as the use of photographs, specifically in three different films: Rear Window, One Hour Photo, and Chasing Ice.

 
 

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