Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Tom D. “This fatality (no photograph without something or someone) involves photography in the vast disorder of objects-of all the objects in the world: why choose (why photograph) this object, this moment, rather than some other? Photography is unclassifiable because there is no reason to mark this or that of its occurrences;” -Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida […]


-Beth P.   “What the Photograph reproduces to infinity has occurred only once: the Photograph mechanically repeats what could never be repeated existentially.” — Barthes, Camera Lucida (Pg 4) I chose the above quote from Camera Lucida because, out of the whole of the novel, this line, barely four pagesin, stuck out in my mind […]

Double Exposure


“The minute you start saying something, ‘Ah how beautiful! We must photograph it!’ you are already close to the view of the person who thinks that everything that is not photographed is lost, as if it had never existed, and that therefore, in order really to live, you must photograph as much as you can, […]

Simple to Shock


“Perhaps true, total photography is a pile of fragments of private images against the creased background of massacres and coronations.” -Italo Calvino in The Adventures of a Photographer. To photograph a moment/a memory means to single out one single aspect of the experience. This idea of simplifying an experience down to one still-frame worthy of […]



By Ann C  “Perhaps true, total photography, he thought, is a pile of fragments of private images, against the creased background of massacres and coronations.”  “Adventures of a Photographer”  (Calvino 186)      Photo by Katie, Flickr username: At~A~Glance               This picture, Incomplete, relates to several topics that we discussed in class and saw in the readings.  […]

“In front of the lens, I am at the same time: the one I think I am, the one I want others to think I am, the one the photographer thinks I am, and the one he makes use of to exhibit his art.” Barthes Camera Lucida 13 Cosplay is when a person dress up as a […]

 KevinL “It is only when they have the photos before their eyes that they seem to take tangible possession of the day spent … Everything else can drown in the unreliable shadow of memory” – Calvino Adventures of a Photographer 177 Photo: Arbron  It seems that photography has become a crutch for the human memory. […]