Barthes on photography as art

The final chapter of Barthes’ “Camera Lucida” starts by stating …

Society is concerned to tame the Photograph.”

Such a statement sounds forthright. Barthes continues by saying that the first way society tries to tame photography is by “making photography into an art, for no art is mad.”

It seems that almost everyone is trying to laud photography as an art and make it acceptable as such yet Barthes is someone who does not go along with this train of thought; he is an original thinker.

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