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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Review: On PhotographyUser Review - Mel - Goodreads
Though at times difficult to read, Sontag's essays on photography consistently blew my hair back. A lot of the stuff she writes about is wildly prescient and it definitely got me thinking. There were ... Read full review
Review: On PhotographyUser Review - Trevor - Goodreads
This was terribly interesting, but I think you needed to know a little more than Sontag explained to understand where she is coming from in all this. The important thing to remember is that Plato ... Read full review