On Photography

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Picador, Aug 25, 2001 - Photography - 224 pages
110 Reviews
Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism.

One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as “a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs.” It begins with the famous “In Plato’s Cave”essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching “Brief Anthology of Quotations.”

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Great for photography lovers! - Goodreads
This is a devastating book, if you like photographs. - Goodreads
Great writing, interesting topics. - Goodreads
Still the best essay on photography ever. - Goodreads
On photography...on the border of art and the mundane. - Goodreads
A great (versus good) read for any fan of photography. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jabali Sawicki - Goodreads

Very thought provoking. Don't agree with everything she says but it will definitely push my own photography. Read full review

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User Review  - Kayl Parker - Goodreads

1// "Strictly speaking, one never understands anything from a photograph." 2// "Though some photographs, considered as individual objects, have the bite and sweet gravity of important works of art ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Susan Sontag is the author of four novels, The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover and In America; I, Etcetera, a collection of stories; several plays; and five works of nonfiction, among them Illness as a Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. In 2001 she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work.

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