Investing in a study perspective focused on analysing the presence of visual languages in Pablo Montoya’s literature, this work proposes a survey of the ‘phenomenology of the gaze’, which in La sed del ojo and in meaningful sections of Los derrotados is established in the relationship between literature and photography. The two novels offer a compact exploration experience of the photographical means, which leads, at the same time, to an experimentation of the visual instruments of the literary words, of the ‘eye of literature’: entering, in La sed del ojo, the world of erotic and pornographic photography of Paris in the 19th century; pouncing, in Los derrotados, in the ‘obscene spectacle’ of death spread by Colombian wars. This work will reconstruct the meaningful aspects and moments of this investigation, analysing them in a setting of complex theoretical questions inspired by the reflexive and speculative vein of the Colombian author.
Pablo Montoya. Literature and photography. Pornographic Photography. Documentary photography. La sed del ojo. Los derrotados.