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Discussions Concerning Contemporary Photographic Art

Category — Thoughts…

Thank you!

Thank you to all of you that entered our annual call for entries.  We are currently busy sorting through the over 130 entries we received… and hope to announce our selections in the next few weeks.  It will be a difficult decision for our committee, as we have never before received so many high quality entries.

Stay tuned…

April 16, 2010   No Comments

Places to be…

Other photo/art blogs worth checking out:

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i like this art
A Photo Student

A Photo Student has an excellent list of writings that all of us should be familiar with.

And… SRO and the TTU Photo Grads will be in Houston this weekend for FotoFest.  We’ll be going to shows (Thursday/Friday) and shadowing portfolio reviewers on Saturday.  Let us know if you’re going to be there.

March 21, 2010   No Comments

Camera Lucida


Roland Barthes’ Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography is certainly one of the most quoted and discussed texts in reference to photographic theory today.  The book is certainly worth reading if one is going to attempt to find out what all the fuss is about.  If you’re going to bother reading Camera Lucida, you should also read James Elkins’ response to that rambling text.: Camera Dolorosa is a hilarious and relevant read.

Camera Lucida is often cited, both in Photography Theory and Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before.  I tend to come down on the  Camera Dolorosa side of things, which is to say I find Camera Lucida rather narrow and sentimental (and often a bit silly…).  Many seem to be on the Lucida Bandwagon though… thoughts?

August 20, 2009   No Comments