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 - Ian Russell - Goodreads
If there ever was a book that requires skimming it's this one. Unfortunately, Susan Sontag seems to have defended against this by her torturous writing style: I couldn't seem to get the gist of much ... Read full review
Review: On PhotographyUser Review - Tso William - Goodreads
On Photography is a book to love and hate. The hatred comes from the frustration of not understanding her. As a person from different disciplines, her essays are, to me, like daydreaming at best, or ... Read full review