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6 Edward Weston, “Seeing photographically,” in Classic Essays on Photography, ed. by Alan Trachtenberg (Stony Creek, CT: Leete’s Island Books, 1980), 169–178. 7 Stephen Shore, The Nature of Photographs (New York: Phaidon Press, 2007), 15. 14 Novo’s pieces about the Cuban Independence Wars alluded here are Los olores de la guerra/The Scents of War (2009); Acerca de los mensajes que no han llegado a su fin/About Those Messages that Failed to Reach their Destination (2008); and El orden de la batalla I (De Playitas a Dos Ríos)/The Order of Battle I (From Playitas to Dos Ríos) (2013). 8 Hubert Damisch, “Notes for a Phenomenology of the Photographic Image,” in Classic Essays on Photography, ed. by Alan Trachtenberg (Stony Creek, CT: Leete’s Island Books, 1980), 287–290. 9 John Berger, “Understanding a Photograph,” in Classic Essays on Photography, ed. by Alan Trachtenberg (Stony Creek, CT: Leete’s Island Books, 1980), 291-294. 10 This is a distinction explicitly made by Anne McCauley. See “The Trouble with Photography,” in Photography Theory, ed. by James Elkins (New York: Routledge, 2007), 403–430. 11 Rosalind Krauss, “Photography’s Discursive Spaces,” in The Contest of Meaning: Critical Histories of Photography, ed. by Richard Bolton (Boston: The MIT Press, 1989), 288–302. 12 “Photography,” Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art, accessed April 7, 2014, http://www.withoutmasks.org/index. php/artworks/photography/abstracciones-iv.html 13 Roland Barthes suggests that there are two approaches by which we appreciate a photograph. The first one is the studium, our general admiration of the technical or historical value in a given image, while the punctum refers to “this element which rises from the scene, shoots out of it like an arrow, and pierces me” emotionally. The punctum “disturbs the studium” and gives the photograph a personal, inescapable meaning. Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography, trans. Richard Howard (New York: Hill and Wang, 1981), 26–27. 21