Punctum. Reflections on Photography

With texts by Boris Groys and Séamus Kealy.

Punctum was published on the occasion of Punctum: Reflections on Photography, an exhibition held at the Salzburger Kunstverein and curated by Séamus Kealy.

Exploring the nature of photography today, and consisting of fifty photographs and artworks chosen by artists, curators and writers, Punctum took its cue from the term coined by Roland Barthes in Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. Participants selected photographs that, for each of them, were emblematic of “punctum,” given today’s context for photography and our constant grappling with aesthetics.