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Susan Sontag's On Photography is a seminal and groundbreaking work on the subject. Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks ... Show synopsis

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Bixx

Classic

by Bixx on Aug 22, 2013

"On Photography" is a classic work on photography. More

Louis David T

For anyone seriously intersted in photography

by Louis David T on Apr 14, 2011

I don't know why it took me so many years to find and read this book. My copy is now filled with my notes in the margins of many pages. She can fascinate with her amazing insight into the essence of photography, or infuriate with some of her sweeping statements. What is photography? Why do we take ... More

Clifford T

NOT A SINGLE PICTURE

by Clifford T on Jan 28, 2011

This a rare photography book - not a single photograph from beginning to end - and all the better for it. Sontag is such a brilliantly descriptive writer you can forget all about a picture being worth a thousand words. There's not a word about histograms or white balance setting just startling ... More

Melody1
by Melody1 on May 29, 2010

The book was a bit too "esoteric," and didn't actually talk about photography or technique. More about her idea on how society sees the idea of photography. Honestly, I didn't finish reading it. More

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