Connecting Comics and Photo Stories

In Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud presents an analysis of comics that relates to how we tell stories with visuals and words. His description of spacing, or gutters between images, presents a way of understanding how we space images not only in comics but in galleries and other photographic works. The slideshow on Internet galleries even uses gutters, though with less of an emphasis on negative space and more of an emphasis on interaction. McCloud alludes to changes in how we interpret visuals with new mediums but leaves the question unanswered: what happens next for comics, or any visual and text based medium, in the era of interactive modes on the internet.

Besides the space between images, he touches on how text and image creates story, and how images in sequence tells a story to readers/viewers about time. His explanations can apply to how I take photos and put them together to explain larger issues and stories.


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