Nicaragua ’78

It was a photograph of Nicaragua by Wessing that Roland Barthes referred to in a passage in his seminal work on the theory of photography, Camera Lucida: “I was glancing through an illustrated magazine. A photograph made me pause. Nothing very extraordinary: the (photographic) banality of a rebellion in Nicaragua: a ruined street, two helmeted soldiers on patrol; behind them, two nuns. Did this photograph please me? Interest me? Intrigue me? Not even. Simply, it existed (for me)…”

pp. 58; BW ills.; paperback. Publisher: Van Gennep, Amsterdam, 1978.

ISBN: 9789060124017| 9060124014

ID: 17408

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It was a photograph of Nicaragua by Wessing that Roland Barthes referred to in a passage in his seminal work on the theory of photography, Camera Lucida: “I was glancing through an illustrated magazine. A photograph made me pause. Nothing very extraordinary: the (photographic) banality of a rebellion in Nicaragua: a ruined street, two helmeted soldiers on patrol; behind them, two nuns. Did this photograph please me? Interest me? Intrigue me? Not even. Simply, it existed (for me)…”