Wondering about Signification:
Gillain Rose (2007, p.86) asks:
What are the photographs’ signs? What do each of the photographs’ signs signify? In doing this, are they indexical, iconic, or symbolic? Are there syntagmatic signs? [What about paradigmatic signs?] What about the text? What signifieds does it evoke? Given the signifieds attached to the visual signifiers, what qualities are viewers … meant to associate with the [photographic image]?