The cultural construction of landscape through photohraphy : tourism photography in NamibiaPart of : Tourismos : an international multidiciplinary journal of tourism ; Vol.7, No.2, 2012, pages 459-479
This essay discusses the cultural construction of the Namibian landscape by tourism advertising material, treating landscape photography as a language which can be analysed through signs. Nevertheless, since signs require a consensus of communication, a contextualisation of the pictures will also be madε. Therefore, bellow I will attempt firstly, to discuss the theoretical context in which the pictures will be analyzed, secondly, to present the geographical context in which the pictures were born and thirdly to discuss the pictures as signs by locating the points de capiton within them.
Landscape, photograpy, semiotics, cultural construction, sign
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