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Die helle Kammer. Bemerkungen zur Photographie

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»Es geht in Die helle Kammer keineswegs ums Photographieren (als Akt der Herstellung), sondern um die ›PHOTOGRAPHIE‹, ein Faszinosum, welches – Bild, das es ist – wahrgenommen, erblickt, angeschaut sein will. Und wer so genau hinschaut wie Roland Barthes, sieht als ›spectator‹ im Photo ein Symbol der Unsterblichkeit, sieht es als Magie und Alchimie, sieht darin sowohl die ...more
Paperback, suhrkamp taschenbuch 1642, 144 pages
Published June 5th 1989 by Suhrkamp (first published 1980)
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Dec 19, 2012 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For Barthes, every photograph, rather than being a representation, is an expression of loss. The photograph, like all art which precedes it, attempts to eternalize its subject, to imbue it with life-forever, to blend the beautiful with the infinite; but it fails, it reminds us only of mortality (death is the mother of beauty). Try though it may, and despite its resemblance to life, the photo can never extend a life which is lost, or a life which is passing.
I had understood that henceforth I mu
Apr 27, 2016 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the last book written by the renowned French master of linguistic semiotics and literary criticism before he died in 1980. It is a short (120 page) exploration of the unique qualities of photography compared to other forms of representation. The book was a rewarding book for me to think about photography in unfamiliar ways. I ended up making friends with the paradoxical concept that photographs do their magic by authentically capturing “what has been” while at the same time demonstratin ...more
Jul 29, 2013 Zanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'd never thought much about Barthes method until I read Sara Ahmed's book Queer Phenomenology in which she draws attention to the labour that enables Husserl to sit and think at his table; the work of childcare and table clearing performed, probably, by women. Ahmed has inspired me to ask what Barthes is doing here, and Barthes has helpfully told me; he is forthright; perhaps that is why I find his writing appealing; I am engaged by honesty and directness. He looks at photographs; he thinks abo ...more
Mar 05, 2007 Alejandro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
while to many this book is another of barthes extended fragmentary ramblings on modern media, this is actually a touching novella about a solitary man's recognition of his own humanity upon the death of his mother. he so longs for transcendence, redemption, and eternal life and he prays it might come through the archives and the text. and yet he sadly worries it might not. and that his intellectual musings have somehow missed the point. if you ever wondered what in search of lost time was really ...more
Jul 10, 2008 Ryan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theory
Along with Susan Sontag's On Photography, Camera Lucida is one of the earliest and still most frequently cited analyses of the medium. This might seem strange considering how personal and 'literary' it is, but, whether for or against, academics continue to use this little book to make all sorts of exaggerated claims about visual culture.

As he acknowledges, Barthes' take on photography is determined by a phenomenological reduction. "...I decided to take myself as a mediator for all Photography. S
أَحمَد إبرَاهِيم
إسقاط تأملات الفوتوغرافيا على القائد، الرئيس، الزعيم، الطبيب، المشير، السيسي...

"قد يحدث أن أكون مُراقباً دون أن أدري، ولكني في أحيان كثيرة وبمشيئتي يتم تصويري على دراية مني.
بيد أني متى أشعر أنني مُراقَب من قبل العدسة، حتى يتغير كلّ شئ، أتشكّل منشغلاً باتخاذ وضعاً أمام الكاميرا ، أصنع لنفسي في الحال جسدا آخر،

أتحول سلفاً إلى صورة ،و أشعر أن الصورة توجِد جسدي وتُميته، وفقاً ﻹرادتها الخاصة، تجعلني طيباً ...

أو حتى بسيمائي الغاضبة والمخوفة في بلاهة كهاهنا...

هل سوف أولد من شخص ثقيل الظل أم من شخص
Hanieh Fajrak
Nov 27, 2015 Hanieh Fajrak rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is THE PHOTOGRAPHY ! This is THE real art. The photograph is literally an emanation of the referent. From a real body, which was there, proceed radiations which ultimately touch me, who am here; the duration of the transmission is insignificant; the photograph of the missing being, as Sontag says, will touch me like the delayed rays of a star.
I have found my soul on Photography. Thats it.
Aug 02, 2010 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I spent this afternoon looking through old black & white photos from the fifties taken by my father, of the extended family. My cousins, now dead or old, as they were when young, at birthday, Easter and Christmas parties, and my mother as an attractive young woman with her life before her. Of myself in one group photo, aged 1 year, somewhat annoyed at sliding off my cousin Janet’s 8-year-old knee as I try to read my book, believe it or not!

I’ve often thought this – that when you look into a
Ahmad Sharabiani
La chambre claire: Note sur la photographie=Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography, Roland Barthes
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عنوان: اتاق روشن: اندیشه هایی درباره ی عکاسی؛ رولان بارت؛ مترجم: نیلوفر معترف؛ تهران، چشمه، 1380؛ 144 ص، مصور؛ شابک: 9643620077؛

Jan 07, 2016 Roya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I could give it tens of thousands of stars, and still it wouldn't be enough.
Walid Elalfy
Feb 03, 2013 Walid Elalfy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

هو "انا " الذى لا يتطابق ابدا مع صورتى , لان الصوره هى التى تبدو ثقيله ,ساكنه, عنيده وهو "انا" الذى ابدو خفيفا منقسما ,مشتتا ,كعفريت العلبه ,لا ابقى ساكنا ,بل مهتاجا فى انائى
Jon Anzalone
Dec 29, 2011 Jon Anzalone rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Patronizing and solipsistic as a discussion of photography. Barthes spends ample time assigning Latin names to elements of what is, essentially, irony, identifies their interaction as either clever or lame, and then abandons them. Other elements of photography are not considered, and instead he marvels at the possibility that the subject of an old photo may still be alive. He so much as admits he knows not much about photography, and goes on to talk at great length about himself instead.

I've be
Apr 09, 2015 Miguel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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André Kertész - O Cãozinho , Paris - 1928

A Câmara Clara , livro de elaboração teórica e crítica, compromete-se a escandir o génio da Fotografia.
Roland Barthes aceita a completitude e o carácter constitutivo, verificativo e probatório de uma foto. Porém, o melindre e a subtileza que lhe são indissociáveis são os verdadeiros potenciadores deste ensaio, em que os noemas apostos à Fotografia reforçam a latência da paixão de um fotógrafo iniciático.
This is a curious little book, and it really is a little book – only 119 pages. It is curious because it is two books. The first is a kind of philosophical discussion on the nature of photography. He says many very interesting things here – interesting in a philosophical kind of way. He starts with the basics and works his way up from there. For example, he says we can have three relationships to photographs: we can take them (he doesn’t take them so he has virtually nothing to say about this), ...more
Leila Gharavi
Feb 21, 2017 Leila Gharavi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
اتاق روشن شاید از منظر محتوایی، علاوه بر جالب و مهم، بسیار زیبا و دلنشین بود. ادبیات نویسنده به درک مقصود او از امر خصوصی، کمک شایانی کرده که قابل ستایش است؛ درست مانند رمان آبلوموف، که نثر رخوتزدهاش، مفهوم مورد نظر نویسنده را عیان میکند.
از نظر ادبی اما، به نظر من ایراد بزرگی در نوشتار این کتاب هست؛ نویسنده تقریباً هر 10 جمله یک بار، از پرانتز های بزرگی استفاده کرده که شاید 60% این پرانتزهارا میتوانستد حذف کند و در خلال صحبتش به آنها بپردازد. این ضعف بزرگی است! شاید مطالعهی کتاب با پراکنده شدن ذ
Jan 28, 2017 Sylvie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve read many good reviews of this book on Good Reads, so why do I feel driven to add to them? Mainly because it is one of the books I go back to again and again, a book that encapsulates for me the pathos of the captured image, the inherent sadness of human life. We start off with high hopes, we think we can conquer the world with all the wonders it has to offer, and that is true of course for a time. Since the middle of the 19th century, the new technology, photography, cinema, gave people th ...more
أحمد زبيدة
قرأت هذا الكتاب مرتين .. مرة باللغة العربية وهذه المرة بالفرنسية، الكاتب ليس مصور فوتوغرافي ولكنه من محبيه، وهو واضع أسس النقد السيميولوجي، تناول الصورة الفوتوغرافية من الجانب الحسي كمتأمل لها وباحث في علاماتها ودلالاتها ومدلولاتها، هذا الكتاب أنار أمامي الطريق نحو الفوتوغرافيا المفاهيمية وفهمت من خلاله لا العلاقة بين المصور والصورة دائمة الذكر وإنما العلاقة بين الصورة ومشاهد الصورة كعلاقة خاصة غير متكررة بين المشاهد والآخر حيث يسبحون في بحر التأويل اللامتناهي والذي تقودهم فيه تجاربهم الشخصية وا ...more
Jan 06, 2012 Aya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, 2012-reads
"الفوتوغرافيا في الحقيقة انقلابية، ليس عندما تُفزع وتكدر أو حتى توصم بالعار، ولكن حين تُفكر"

رغم بعض عيوب الترجمة والحواشي أعطيه 5، الكتاب في ذاته رؤية نقدية فنية رائعة، لوحة كبيرة تغوص في تفاصيل الصورة
Jul 18, 2016 صان rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
خیلی سخت نوشته شده ولی گاهن ک فهمیده میشه مفاهیم خیلی جذابی توشه!
Caitlin Park
Apr 07, 2013 Caitlin Park rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Roland Barthes’ "Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography" is a collection of thoughts regarding the experience of viewing the photograph. The famous French literary theorist and philosopher wrote Camera Lucida in 1980 shortly after the death of his mother. He discovered the true value of photography after finding the ‘perfect’ photograph of her, a single frame capturing her entire essence that brought her back to life. Barthes’ Reflections unfold in forty eight investigative chapters, ultimate ...more
Nov 12, 2014 hayatem rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: أخرى
كتاب جميل يقدم من خلاله رولان بارت الفتوغرافيا برؤية فلسفية فمنولوجية خاصة. بمعنى أدق صورة ذاتية في التصور والفكر .

مساعي بارت في الفتوغرافيا كانت في سبيل الخروج والوصول الى استنتاجات غير التي تكون متبوعة او مشروحة بمنظور اجتماعي، وذلك بغرض مقاومة اي نظام مختزل!
ومن منطلق خبرة الذات المشاهدة، وخبرة الموضوع المشاهد، علاقة الدال الفوتوغرافي ،
سيمياء الصورة الفوتوغرافية، والنظر وراء الصورة الكلية ومحاولة القبض على ذلك الشيء الخفي والغير ظاهر.

( البوكنتوم) وهو مصطلح اخترعه بارت، ويطلقه على التفصيلة
Mana H
بارت در کتاب "اتاق روشن" از عکسهایی حرف می زند که به هیجانش آورده اند یا زخمش زده اند -که او این خاصیت زخم زننده را پنهان در چیزی می داند که پونکتومش می خواند- و در روند پدیدارشناسی عکسهای مهم زندگی اش، می رسد به عکس باغ زمستانی که کودکی مادرش را در خود دارد –بارت کتاب را یکی دو سالی پس از مرگ مادر نوشت- بارت در کتاب، تصویر تمام عکسهایی را که درباره شان حرفی می زند، یا ذکری می رود ازشان، منتشر کرده است، با تاریخ و جزئیات. –مضحک اینکه در چاپ جدیدی از ترجمه فارسی که من دارم، کیفیت عکسها اینقدر بد ...more
Feb 18, 2017 Parisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
این کتابیه که بسیار ارزش خوانده شدن داره زیرا که نگاهی متفاوت به عکس و عکاسی ارائه میده. چه عکاس باشید و یا صرفا به عکسها علاقهمند با دریچهی تازهای بعد از خواندن این کتاب روبرو میشوید. ...more
Jun 23, 2014 João rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Encontrei este livro na seção de fotografia de uma livraria. Interessado, folheei as primeiras páginas e pareceu-me que se tratava de uma reflexão sobre o que separaria a fotografia das outras artes ou, mesmo, se a fotografia mereceria ser tratada como uma. Após a leitura, deslumbrado, devo confessar, concluo que a livraria se enganou, e este livro deveria estar na seção de filosofia.

Como muito bem diz o meu amigo Miguel Botelho "sempre que um homem olha para si próprio, o que nós vemos é o mun
Spyros Passas
Sep 20, 2016 Spyros Passas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Barthes final book is an agonising, almost painful, quest to identify the nature (the eidos in the author's words) of photography. Barthes initially attempts to tear apart photography into its emotional elements, looking through the prism of his own desire for pleasure and examining photographs by the notions of studium (the general, enthusiastic likeness but without special acuity) and punctum (the element that disturbs the studium, an accident that pricks and bruises).

Identifying that this hed
Melika Khoshnezhad
من هیچ دانشی درباره ی عکاسی نداشتم ولی همیشه دلم میخواست یه چیزایی ازش سر در بیارم در حالی که وارد بحث های تکنیکی و ایناش نشم. بیشتر دلم میخواست درباره ی خودش بفهمم. درباره ی معنی اش. و این کتاب خب یه جورایی دقیقن همون چیزی بود که من می خواستم و از خوندنش خیلی لذت بردم. مخصوصن بخش دومش که درباره ی مادرش و عکس کودکی مادرش بود. در حالی که خیلی غم انگیز بود ولی خیلی هم لذت بخش بود.
Marwa Assem Salama
إنهم " يكرّسون أنفسهم للقبض على الراهن، ولا يعرفون أنهم عُملاء للموت." ،يقول الفيلسوف رولان...آه.. كحانوتية اللحظات ترى المصورين إذن!! ..حيث تقنيّة الضوء هنا هي مراسم الكفن ..قبل أن تُحنّط لحظةٌ ما أو مشهد في توابيت من الزمن الراكد للأبد..هكذا أجاريه بالفلسفة، ثم أعاند: ولكني لا أريد أن أراهم كذلك!.."المصوّر مثل البهلوان- يضيف رولان- لابد أن يتحدى القوانين المحتملة أو حتى الممكنة إلى أقصى حد."..لما يبدو حتى وصفاً لطيفاً كهذا عن مخيلتيّ شديد البعد؟!..ألا يبدون لك كهواة الصيد؟ ..أعينٌ تجوب المكان، ...more
мини тяло
Тук Барт е значително по-сдържан от „Фрагменти на любовния дискурс“ – разбираемо, възрастта, темата. Обаче имаше моменти, които ме грабнаха в книгата, та ми се ще да си отбележа някои от тях.

В мрежата често срещам едно изказване: „Ако искаш да знаеш какво се страхува да изгуби човек, наблюдавай какво снима.“ Да де, обаче аз никога не съм била съгласна с това, защото ако беше вярно, щях да снимам хората, които обичам, най-много, а снимам предимно откъси от книги и парчета от града, в който живея
Feb 28, 2017 Sonia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Une réflexion très personnelle sur la photographie, qui semble venir d'un autre âge, avant instagram et les selfies. Elle reste très actuelle et incroyablement émouvante.
Nathanael Booth
This book is not a view of photography as an art-form, but Barthes’ attempt to understand exactly why certain photographs snagged him, tugged at his soul. He distinguishes between studium, that quality that makes the photograph of passing interest, and punctum, the telling detail (a pair of shoes, the texture of a dirt road) that causes the photograph to seem to say more than it does. He suggests that it is so because the punctum gives hints of a fragment of time captured. Indeed, for Barthes th ...more
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Roland Gérard Barthes was a French literary theorist, philosopher, linguist, critic, and semiotician. Barthes' ideas explored a diverse range of fields and he influenced the development of schools of theory including structuralism, semiotics, social theory, design theory, anthropology and post-structuralism.
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“Ultimately — or at the limit — in order to see a photograph well, it is best to look away or close your eyes. 'The necessary condition for an image is sight,'Janouch told Kafka; and Kafka smiled and replied: 'We photograph things in order to drive them out of our minds. My stories are a way of shutting my eyes.” 112 likes
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