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Keeper of the Hearth: Picturing Roland Barthes’ Unseen Photograph @ Houston Center for Photography

Ahndraya Parlato Untitled, 2013

Keeper of the Hearth: Picturing Roland Barthes’ Unseen Photograph
September 10, 2020 — January 10, 2021

Virtual Opening Reception: September 10th 2020, 6:30 – 8pm CDT (register here)

“Keeper of the Hearth: Picturing Roland Barthes’ Unseen Photograph, is the first exhibition of Odette England’s book by the same name, which was published in the US in March 2020, marking the 40th year of Roland Barthes’ renowned work, Camera Lucida (La chambre claire). As part of this project, England invited more than 200 photography-based artists, writers, critics, curators, and historians from around the world to contribute an image or text that reflects on the instigator of Barthes’ semiotic musings—a photograph of his mother, Henriette, aged 5, that is never seen in the book, and is perhaps one of the most famous unseen photographs in the world.”

Houston Center for Photography
1441 W. Alabama
Houston, TX 77006


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