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Roland Barthes Camera Luminoasa

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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Barthes spends ample time assigning Latin names to elements of what is, essentially, irony, identifies their interaction as either clever or lame, and then abandons them.

Other elements of photography are not considered, and instead he marvels at the possibility that the subject of an old photo may still be alive. He so much as admits he knows not much about photography, and goes on to talk at great length about himself instead. I’ve be Patronizing and solipsistic as a discussion of photography.

I’ve been looking for an intellectual discourse on the nature of photography as an art; things that are found in the moment of the place, or of the artist, or of the viewer, use of aesthetic elements as a means of expressive language, style, approach, impact, intent, unintent, application of technical approach, so on. This book is none of those things and is not recommended under any circumstances in a meaningful study of the art. View all 3 comments.

Uggh, this one was tough to get through. I had to read this for my Experimental Photography class in undergrad. I must confess that I was misled when I chose to read this book for one of my independent reading classes.


From the title, I assumed that the book would be about photography, which it only partially concerned. Mainly, Roland Barthes used photography and certain photos to reflect rather philosophically on life, loss, and truth.

There were some interesting reflections, and I might have enjoyed the book slightly more if I had opened it with the correct background knowledge.

However, as the case was I must confess that I was misled when I chose to read this book for one of my independent reading classes. However, as the case was, I was more than a little disappointed and even somewhat irritated by some of Barthes’s ideology. The main question with which Barthes deals is “What is photography? The studium is the story the photo represents–kind of the basic image seen with the eye.


The punctum is the striking feature of the photo, whether it is an implied mood or an actual detail. Probably the strangest belief Barthes lays with photography is that every photographer deals with Death since photos are effectually displayers of Death. Barthes makes photos morbid with this pessimistic view that every photo shows “That-Has-Been,” even if the subject or place is still in existence.

He also believes that photos can’t represent the true being of a person. Only fragments or likenesses will be in a picture, and that means that none of the real person will be. His main focus in this argument is his search to find a true representation of his mother after she luminoxsa died. The only suitable picture he discovers in his backward search through time is one rooland she was a child.

Although it looks nothing like the mother he knew, the mother-as-child best shows who his mother was. Other than the fact that the relationship he describes he and his mother had is slightly awkward, the whole argument is really best described as depressing.

For the better part of the second half of the book when I was forcing myself to keep readingI was silently wishing that someone had told this guy about Christianity and the saving love of Jesus. I do enjoy the thought of a maybe mysterious or even haunting photo, but the deep analyzing and the discovery that photos have to have an air or a look or all these other things in order to “wound” us why would I want to be wounded by a photo?

He ended on the note of taming photographs. Society tries to rolnd photography an art or makes it into a tyrant in this world of consumerism since we consume images. Barthes calls for photography to remain mad with ecstasy instead of tamed in this fashion. He does have some strange ideas, but I do agree that photos should not lumimoasa tamed or segmented into a specific block of culture.

Even back inwhat Barthes wrote of photography must have felt sepia-toned.

Throughout Barthes often comes across as someone quick to say the memorable or the clever but not necessarily the truth. The second half, devoted to his mother, lumiinoasa more about his character than the art form.

Camera Luminoasa Roland Barthes – [PDF Document]

As Barthes himself says, “This books is its archaic trace. I passionately hated this. Boring, nonsensical, difficult to read and all I could think was “why should I care what you like? Had to read this during my reading week at Uni.

Really not my kind of thing to read. I do struggle to read Batthes because theres no fun within the Page which you would find in a Fiction book. However, this just talks about Barthes views and thing.

I didn’t really understand the essay to beginning with but having a lecture about the book allowed me to have more of an understand to he’s thoughts and bartges to why we had to read such a book.


So I’m not saying that this was bad just wasn’t my type o Had to read this during my reading week at Uni. So I’m not saying that this was bad just wasn’t my type of thing thats the reason for giving the book 1 star. In all fairness there are a lot of interesting points in this book. Cwmera, it was nearly impossible for me to read.

I wanted to rip my hair out. Every passage I read I had to re-read at least twice. For me personally, I prefer reading interpretations of Barthes rather than his actual words. A must read for any Photography enthusist, but for anyone else, horrible. Barthes discusses the theory and idea of rpland image”, and why and how we identify with the images we do. Beware, he talks about his mom the whole book! Is it the translation? Is it the use bbarthes Latin words? Or am I hopelessly contemporary with the ability to only read on the surface.

Barthse really don’t know, but a dialogue about this book would be helpful. I really wanted him to reflect on photography itself, not photographs. He talks about specific photographs a lot in his other works and I really didn’t want to read a few hundred pages of him talking about random photographs.

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