Four image-repertoires – Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes writes in his book Camera Lucida (2000) London: Vintage Classics: The portrait-photograph is a closed field of forces. Four image-repertoires intersect here, oppose and distort each other. In front of the lens, I am at the same time: the one I think I am, the one I want others to think I am, the one the photographer thinks I am, and the one he makes use of to exhibit his art. (p.13).

This statement suggest that there is a conflict of identity that the subject believes he/she has against what he/she wants to project and a tension of identity that the photographer believes against what the photographer may want to display.

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Hi, I am an OCA student studying for an Art degree in Photography , my student number is 512659. My e-mail is: shaun512659@oca.ac.uk

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