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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ON PHOTOGRAPHYUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Susan Sontag has returned photography to the cockpit of discussion it occupied when the exact mechanical image loomed as a threat to the person, to art, to the very relationship between images and ... Read full review
Unavoidable ClassicUser Review - rudib4 - Overstock.com
Susan Sontag remains one of the most important voices of her time. Her interest in photography came at a time when photography was understood as a useful medium and occasionally as a powerful way to ... Read full review
In Platos Cave
America Seen Through Photographs Darkly
The Heroism of Vision
A Brief Anthology of Quotations