Realism and Imagination

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This week has been focused on completing the Critical Review. The recent Oral Presentation was well received, although I knew that for the CR, I needed to do less on personal history and biography, and more on critical theory. I wrote and illustrated a draft, and got some very helpful feedback from Ashley – suggesting I could better explain the …

The Photographic Message – Roland Barthes

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I wrote about Camera Lucida at the beginning of the MA. As I concluded then, I found it rather depressing. The Photographic Message, an essay in Image Music Text, is less depressing, and perhaps more useful in providing organising principles to discuss photographs. But it is  written in that peculiar French intellectual style which almost purposefully aims to make reading difficult. …