TFTW #4: Barthes on subversive photography

January 2, 2012 · by David Campbell · Thought for the Week

TFTW…thought for the week…some quotes to inspire…

Photography is subversive not when it frightens, repels, or even stigmatizes, but when it is pensive, when it thinks.

Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography, trans. By Richard Howard (New York: Hill and Wang, 1981), p. 38.

Thumbnail photo: Bill Gracey/Flickr.

Leave a Reply