Blogs and Images

Blogs and Images

One of the first things that I have learnt is that all self-respecting blogs include images. Blogs and Images
It so happened that last week I was walking through the Paul-Valéry Campus and I cam across an exhibition of prize-winning photos taken by Alison Lili Guiraud, a third-year student in info-comm (information and communication science) that she had based upon Jack Kerouac’s book On The Road. You can see all of her exhibition photos here: Alison Lily Guiraud
I was particularly interested in the accompanying text in which she explains how she was inspired by Jack Kerouac and pays hommage to Jean-Michel Basquiat, working on the idea of a road and a journey both in their physical and metaphysical senses. She explains how she uses white road markings to suggest movement and spontaneity as well as mirrors and reflections to contrast the sombre grey tarmac of the road and the bright blue aerian sky, creating a mise en abyme and opening up a passage not only into the images but also towards the alternative worlds and fictions suggested by the photos. Some of the photos include hands expressing different emotions and inviting us to move ever onwards. Line drawings are also present, combining different art forms to open up an exploratory, experimental creative space. (This is of course a very loose translation of what she says in her French text).
I sent Alison an email saying how much I liked her photos, explaining to her my interest in creativity in general and in particular creative writing and asking her if she would allow me to use her images to illustrate my blog and she very finally kindly agreed.
So, a very big thank you to Alison and congratulations on winning the competition.
I hope you all enjoy her photos as much as I did.
ps Interesting link on multiple language use in the classroom

Photo by Alison Lili Guiraud, 2018.

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