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Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form.

Susan Sontag's On Photography is a seminal and groundbreaking work on the subject.
Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. Photographs are everywhere, and the 'insatiability of the photographing eye' has profoundly altered our relationship with the world. Photographs have the power to shock, idealize or seduce, they create a sense of nostalgia and act as a memorial, and they can be used as evidence against us or to identify us. In these six incisive essays, Sontag examines the ways in which we use these omnipresent images to manufacture a sense of reality and authority in our lives.

'Sontag offers enough food for thought to satisfy the most intellectual of appetites' The Times

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  • Paperback

    9780141035789

    January 5, 2009

    Peng. Mod. Classics

    224 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780140053975

    September 27, 1979

    Penguin General UK

    224 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • On Photography
    Susan Sontag

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    9780241197547

    December 4, 2014

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