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The Photographic Dictionary Defines Words with User Submitted Images

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The Photographic Dictionary is a project dedicated to defining English words “through the literal, figurative, and personal meanings found in each photograph.” Each word and definition in the dictionary is accompanied by a photographer-submitted image that illustrates it in some way.

The project is the brainchild of Iowa-based photographer Lindley Warren, who curates the submissions to maintain a threshold of quality.

On the front page of the website is an index of letters:

home

Each letter’s page contains an index of words that begin with that letter:

index

The individual definition pages feature the photo interpretation, the name of the artist, and the dictionary definition:

calm

hope

pillow

In addition to the website, you can also find the project’s photographs on Tumblr and on Instagram.

The Photographic Dictionary (via PDN)

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