Baudrillard's light writing or photographic thought

Butler, Rex (2005) Baudrillard's light writing or photographic thought. International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, 2 1: 1-21.

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Author Butler, Rex
Title Baudrillard's light writing or photographic thought
Journal name International Journal of Baudrillard Studies
ISSN 1705-6411
Publication date 2005-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 2
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 21
Total pages 21
Editor G. Coulter
Place of publication Lennoxville, QC, Canada
Publisher Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Bishop's University
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject 419901 Art History and Appreciation
750299 Arts and leisure not elsewhere classified
Formatted abstract
...Jean Baudrillard is modest about his photography: “I’m not a technological or professional photographer. I make no claims to any of that”. And he is modest about the relationship between photography and the rest of his work: “When people see my photographs, they say, ‘Oh, yes, of course, we can clearly see the sort of thing you are writing about. But it’s not true at all”. However, we argue here that Baudrillard’s photographic practice and writings on photography cast a revealing light upon his work as a whole. They do not provide the key to it – because each time his work is seen in relation to some object, e.g., photography, there is no overall argument we can extract from it in this way. Or, rather, like any philosopher, Baudrillard always says the same thing, but this cannot be separated from the examples he gives of it. If what he says seems to precede his examples and be applied to them, it also comes after these examples and cannot be distinguished from them...
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