The Photographic Dictionary

Compiling an A-Z of photographs, the online dictionary brings to light new meanings behind everyday images

'Roots' by Michelle Anderson
root [root]
-noun
1. a part of the body of a plant that develops, typically, from the radicle and grows downward into the soil, anchoring the plant and absorbing nutriment and moisture.
2. a similar organ developed from some other part of a plant, as one of those by which ivy clings o its support.
3. any underground plant, as a rhizome.
4. something resembling or suggesting the root of a plant in position or function: roots of wires and cables
5. the embedded or basal portion of a hair, tooth, nail, nerve, etc.

The Photographic Dictionary is a site dedicated to defining words via the visual medium of photographs, drawing meanings that may be literal, figurative, or personal as found in each image by those who choose to send them in. A single image is chosen per 'word' and accompanied by a written definition, with images of captured fleeting moments that seek to define that word from one specific angle. The Photographic Dictionary is a charmingly beautiful website to peruse, allowing new talents a chance to shine where the Dictionary introduces a new photographer to the site everyday on their 'Fresh Meat' page, including Michelle Kathleen Anderson, Sheena Callage, and Harold Diaz.
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