There’s no headline to this short text. There’s a set of photographs instead. They aren’t completely unrelated to the text that follows, but for this platform they’re inevitably necessary.
The images play a central role to the reader, to you, insofar as they maneuver attention and prepare for the extended literary narrative coming up. The relationship between the image and the subsequent text is not obvious, given, clear, unique, directional.
The writer, me, obviously hopes, that the image functions as teaser to the words and the meaning that follows.
Researching on Susan Sontags keywords ‘the ecology of images” at the very close of her work “on photography” from 1979 I stumbled upon the work of S. Manghani “image studies” (2013). He visualized the concept of an Ecology of Images in a diagram that brings together pillars from the scientific branch of biological ecology and his research in image studies. You can find it here:
Basically using the graphic expedient of the diagram he forms the ecological system for an image, he embeds the image in a set of contexts, gives it an image community. To quote from his description, “the image and its community – which can be thought of in terms of genre and/or modality of images – will always be framed and mediated in specific ways.”