Month: February 2019

Photo History: Auguste Salzmann, Frenchman in Jerusalem

Photo History: Auguste Salzmann, Frenchman in Jerusalem

This issue is a bit about a French photographer, Auguste Salzmann, but mostly about how my emotional reactions to a specific print he made, and the history behind the print. The History Bit Auguste Salzmann was an artist and archaeologist who waded into the scholarly …

Getting Theoretical: Signs, Semiology, Semiotics

Getting Theoretical: Signs, Semiology, Semiotics

When I was first introduced to the concept of the Sign (yes, I’m using a capital ‘S’) I was completely confused. It transpired that the Sign could be split into two and also into three parts.  Let me elaborate. There are two important terms here: …