The Power of the Gaze, a textbook on visual literacy, entices the reader to seek significant structures in everyday visual reality, which are called visual orders. Visual orders can be found in representations, visible surroundings, or in nonverbal interaction that relies on gaze. In order to understand what one looks at, one must first understand what it means to gaze and what it means to look. Visual literacy is defined as the critical understanding of the meanings of visual orders. The book is written for all readers interested in visual culture and its phenomena.
About the Author
The Author: Janne Seppänen is Professor of Visual Journalism at the University of Tampere, Finland, where he received his Ph.D. in communication studies. He specializes in research on visual culture. Seppänen has published five monographs on photography and visual culture as well as dozens of scientific articles.