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Roland Barthes and the art of photography: research around three authors of influence on the ultimate barthesian theory for photography

Grant number: 15/19941-5
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): June 28, 2017
Effective date (End): August 11, 2017
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications - Visual Communication
Principal Investigator:Leda Tenório da Motta
Grantee:Leda Tenório da Motta
Host: Claude Coste
Home Institution: Pró-Reitoria de Pós-Graduação (PRPG). Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: École Normale Supérieure, Paris (ENS), France  


The main purpose is to recognize the work of three contemporary French artists referred, implicitly and explicitly, in the latest and most compelling theory of photographic sublime, such as formulated by Roland Barthes through the concept of "punctum". They are Lucien Clergue (1934-2014), Daniel Boudinet (1945-1990) and Bernard Faucon (1950), important names in the scene of the nineteenth-century French art that are for now off the horizon investigations of the author's specialists. This is to show that in addition to the corpus considered in the Camara lucida the "punctum" can be found anchored in an unsuspected corpus involving these three photographic developers. By appropriate, it aims still provide subsidies for a critical reading of the work of Sebastião Salgado, whom Barthes did not know but whose reportage photographs, hypothetically, would have been placed by him on account of the "myth". (AU)

Articles published in other media outlets (4 total):
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Valor Econômico: O olhar fotográfico e instigante de Barthes (06/Dec/2019)
Valor Econômico online: Livro analisa estudos de Roland Barthes sobre fotografia (06/Dec/2019)
Partes: Roland Barthes e a arte na fotografia (03/Aug/2019)
Portal Neo Mondo: Roland Barthes e a arte na fotografia (02/Aug/2019)