Roland Barthes – Camera Lucida – An ultimately depressing book

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Camera Lucida, by Roland Barthes, is an odd book. It has become a classic text on the subject – yet Barthes was not a photographer, and had little time for colour images or ‘clever theories’ from the photographer’s perspective (such as Cartier-Bresson’s ‘Decisive Moment’). In fact his work contains a surprising paucity of reference to other research. Barthes notes that an …

Three Images – Contexts & Disciplines

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For this week’s webinar with Gary, we have been asked to consider the disciplines other than photography, and the critical contexts which are relevant to our practice. Here are my choices: Header image: Family in Trapeang Prasat (2000) Disciplines: research, history, social development Ta Mok’s Dead Lake (2000) Disciplines: research, history Lost, Mangochi District Hospital (2002) Disciplines: ethics, research, social …