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 - Andrea - Goodreads
A beautiful book, part poetic, part philosophical. Really changes the way you think about photography. Read full review
Review: Camera Lucida: Reflections on PhotographyUser Review - Jeff - Goodreads
Probably Barthes most moving and coherent essay, written shortly after the death of his mother, as he struggled to regain control of his writing and professional work through his grief. His analysis ... Read full review