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Analysis of Discourses Encompassing the 'Migrant Mother' Picture
Unformatted Document Text:  1 Analysis of Discourses Encompassing the ’Migrant Mother’ Picture Represented in Four Different Genres in The 1930s Abstract: (150-word) This paper investigated how a photographic image embodied different meanings in different discourses by analyzing its internal and external contexts. For the paper, I chose Dorothea Lange’s ’Migrant Mother’ picture which is one of the documentary photographs reproduced widely in the 1930s in America. The paper examined how each discourse directs the meaning of ’Migrant Mother’ picture by analyzing how the photographic image had different meanings, along with different written texts and visual structures, depending on its presenting agency. The result shows that the Migrant Mother picture was differently represented according to its accompanying texts and other photographs -- as plight of migrant workers suffering from poverty, as a symbol of the strong will of migrant workers, as a symbol of people who need public aid, or as a symbol of people who worry about the future of America. It shows that the specific meaning of a photographic image is strongly influenced by its accompanying verbal text. The presenting agency of a photograph, however, influenced how the photograph is accepted by viewers, rather than altering the specific meaning of the photographic image. Putting these results together, internal and external contexts of a photograph work together to form a discourse, and the discourse directs a specific and implicit meaning of a photographic image.

Authors: Choi, Hyunju.
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Analysis of Discourses Encompassing the ’Migrant Mother’ Picture
Represented in Four Different Genres in The 1930s
Abstract: (150-word)
This paper investigated how a photographic image embodied different meanings in
different discourses by analyzing its internal and external contexts. For the paper, I chose
Dorothea Lange’s ’Migrant Mother’ picture which is one of the documentary photographs
reproduced widely in the 1930s in America. The paper examined how each discourse
directs the meaning of ’Migrant Mother’ picture by analyzing how the photographic image
had different meanings, along with different written texts and visual structures, depending
on its presenting agency.
The result shows that the Migrant Mother picture was differently represented
according to its accompanying texts and other photographs -- as plight of migrant workers
suffering from poverty, as a symbol of the strong will of migrant workers, as a symbol of
people who need public aid, or as a symbol of people who worry about the future of
America. It shows that the specific meaning of a photographic image is strongly influenced
by its accompanying verbal text. The presenting agency of a photograph, however,
influenced how the photograph is accepted by viewers, rather than altering the specific
meaning of the photographic image. Putting these results together, internal and external
contexts of a photograph work together to form a discourse, and the discourse directs a
specific and implicit meaning of a photographic image.


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