On Photography

On Photography

by Sontag
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On Photography by Sontag

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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374521134
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 02/01/1989
Series: Noonday Series

About the Author

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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I was assigned Sontag's book as an English summer assignment and at first found it to be the most agonizing read of my life. I thought that this book was more applicable to a photography student than an art student like myself- that was until I began to look past the book's title for Sontag's deeper meaning what I found were interesting and well developed arguments in which I orginally found a myraid of contradictions.
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