May 21, Barthes and Kafka

  ” 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.””

-Roland Barthes

 Camera Lucida

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