Photography and Visual Culture

Read, compare and analyze the two theoretical texts.
1. Barthes, R. Extracts from Camera Lucida
2. Damisch, H. Five Notes for a Phenomenology of the Photographic Image

Identify and evaluate their most significant points.
Then, in the light of these reflections, discuss the works(at least 2) of a photographer or an artist that is motivated by the same themes addressed in the texts. Use precise images/examples of visual culture in your discussion.

***1. Critically assess the changing contexts in which visual media are produced, circulated and received.
2. Describe and critically analyze the role of media technologies in the production and mediation of space, place and visual experience.
3. Synthesis and critically employ information from a variety of classic and contemporary theories of photography.