Camera Lucida

Reflections on Photography

by | Editor: Vintage
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This personal, wide-ranging, and contemplative volume--and the last book Barthes published--finds the author applying his influential perceptiveness and associative insight to the subject of photography. To this end, several black-and-white photos (b ...Continua
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fruit
Ha scritto il Jun 06, 2010, 14:27
Not only is the Photograph never, in essence, a memory (whose grammatical expression would be the perfect tense, whereas the tense of the Photograph is the aorist), but it actually blocks memory, quickly becomes a counter-memory.
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fruit
Ha scritto il Jun 06, 2010, 14:10
To ask whether a photograph is analogical or coded is not a good means of analysis. The important thing is that the photograph possesses an evidential force, and that its testimony bears not on the object but on time.
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fruit
Ha scritto il Jun 06, 2010, 09:01
The incapacity to name is a good symptom of disturbance.
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fruit
Ha scritto il Jun 06, 2010, 08:46
Yet the *punctum* shows no preference for morality or good taste: the *punctum* can be ill-bred.
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fruit
Ha scritto il Jun 06, 2010, 08:20
For me, photographs of landscape (urban or country) must be habitable, not visitable.
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