Cover of: On photography | Susan Sontag

About the Book

On Photography is a 1977 collection of essays by Susan Sontag. It originally appeared as a series of essays in the New York Review of Books between 1973 and 1977. In the book, Sontag expresses her views on the history and present-day role of photography in capitalist societies as of the 1970s. Sontag discusses many examples of modern photography, among these, she contrasts Diane Arbus's work with that of Depression-era documentary photography commissioned by the Farm Security Administration. (Wikipedia)

Table of Contents

In Plato's cave
America, seen through photographs, darkly
Melancholy objects
The heroism of vision
Photographic evangels
The image-world
A brief anthology of quotations.


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TR183 .S65 1977b

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182 p. ;
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