Ambiguity Revisited: Communicating with Pictures

“Ambiguity Revisited is concerned with the way pictures communicate with the spectator. Its focus lies in those fluid, indeterminate spaces where our reading of images, in art and photography, exercises and draws upon our imagination, memory and experience. Sir William Empson’s seminal (1930) text: Seven Types of Ambiguity is used as a springboard to discussion, towards a fresh way of exploring ambiguity beyond English literature, and in a broader framework to that discussed in John Berger’s (1989) Another Way of Telling.”