Reading Roland                            Barthes:                        The hardest one of the bunch!Monday, October 3, 11
“Studium”                           and                        “Punctum”Monday, October 3, 11
“To recognize the studium is                     inevitably to encounter the                  photographer’s intentions......
“The second element will break (or                    punctuate) the studium... I shall                      therefore cal...
Monday, October 3, 11
“Since every photograph is                   contingent (and therefore outside                   of meaning), Photography ...
Monday, October 3, 11
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Reading Roland Barthes

  1. 1. Reading Roland Barthes: The hardest one of the bunch!Monday, October 3, 11
  2. 2. “Studium” and “Punctum”Monday, October 3, 11
  3. 3. “To recognize the studium is inevitably to encounter the photographer’s intentions... which allows me to discover the Operator” (27-28)Monday, October 3, 11
  4. 4. “The second element will break (or punctuate) the studium... I shall therefore call punctum; for punctum is also: sting, speck, little hole—and also a cast of the dice. A photograph’s punctum is that accident which pricks me (also bruises me, is poignant to me)” (26-27).Monday, October 3, 11
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  6. 6. “Since every photograph is contingent (and therefore outside of meaning), Photography cannot signify... except by assuming a mask... what makes a face into the product of a society and its history” (34).Monday, October 3, 11
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