A couple of qualifiers.
1. I am ‘confessing’ to going to college because I was sick from work. But I just could not stay in the bloody house! And believe me, two hours at college is much more therapeutic than eight hours at work.
2. Roland Barthes is one off the greatest thinkers in photographic culture. I hate to dis him but rhetoric is just annoying. It’s the one thing that turned me off philosophy and is so inherent in these discussions as to be inseparable. So, don’t hate me.
Enjoy and have fun!