Jean Baudrillard (27 July 1929 – 6 March 2007) was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer. He is best known for his analyses of media, contemporary culture, and technological communication, as well as his formulation of concepts such as simulation and hyperreality.
Jean Baudrillard: Photographies 1985-1998 presents his photos together with his collected texts on the theory of photography.
“But the photographic event resides in the confrontation between the object and the lens, and in the violence that this confrontation provokes. The photographic act is a duel. It is a dare launched at the object and a dare of the object in return. Everything that ignores this confrontation is left to find refuge in the creation of new photographic techniques or in photography’s aesthetics. These are easier solutions.”
Jean Baudrillard in Photography, Or The Writing Of Light