Semiotics: Library Research

Whilst browsing photography magazines at the library I came across the following work by two separate artists. I believe that the work produced by Simon Menner relates to the topic of the semiotics of body language as in his work he is playing with changing the meaning of his images through juxtaposition.

Role Models by Simon Menner

The work of Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa focuses on body language, specifically facial expressions. The closely cropped images strip the images of their context, however the context that these images were all taken at political rallies.

White Noise by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

White Noise by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

Both artists work have a strong political message behind them, which is not something I intend on pursuing within my own work, however the way that they have used semiotics to change the meaning behind images is extremely interesting and a technique I could utilise within my own project.