Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography
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 (by the likes of Avedon, Clifford, Hine, Mapplethorpe, Nadar, Van Der Zee, and so forth) are reprinted throughout the text.
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Review: Camera Lucida: Reflections on PhotographyUser Review - Martin - Goodreads
Such a great read! Barthes offers such lucid and poignant observations on the nature of photography and photographs. As an avid photographer the insights he offers has great personal relevance and has ... Read full review
Review: Camera Lucida: Reflections on PhotographyUser Review - Caitlin Park - Goodreads
Roland Barthes' "Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography" is a collection of thoughts regarding the experience of viewing the photograph. The famous French literary theorist and philosopher wrote ... Read full review