Reviews

  • "Of all his works it is the most accessible in language and the most revealing about the author. And effortlessly, as if in passing, his reflections on photography raise questions and doubts which will permanently affect the vision of the reader"

    Guardian
  • "Roland Barthes' final book - less a critical essay than a suite of valedictory meditations - is his most beautiful, and most painful"

    Observer
  • "Profoundly shaped the way the medium is regarded"

    Guardian
  • "I am moved by the sense of discovery in Camera Lucida, by the glimpse of a return to a lost world"

    New Society