What can images do? Utterance probes the performative gestures that make a photograph both an event and a tool of reality. I directed friends to verbalize vowel sounds, A, E, I, O, U. The result was a visual vernicular grappling with the almost universal qualities of language—the syllabic action announciated by the subject compels the viewer to read and re-perform what they see. The photograph speaks, it utters, it does something, which is to say A, E, I, O, U.