Geoffrey Batchen: Roland Barthes's "Camera Lucida"


Geoffrey Batchen is currently Professor of the History of Photography and Contemporary Art at CUNY Graduate Center in New York. He is the author of numerous books, including 'Burning with Desire: The Conception of Photography' (1997); 'Each Wild Idea: Writing, Photography, History' (2001); and 'Forget Me Not: Photography and Remembrance' (2004). Most recently he has published 'What of Shoes? Van Gogh and Art History as well as Photography Degree Zero', an anthology for The MIT Press about Roland Barthes's 1980 book 'Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography'. His exhibition 'Suspending Time: Life-Potography-Death' opened in April at Izu Photo Museum in Mishima, Japan.

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