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For someone who thinks they are getting a quick read on the subject, they may be very dissappointed.
For example, Sontag makes numerous assertions about photography which are stated as fact but not supported by any documentary evidence.
Now - as someone whom has been interested in and working with photography for 23 years now I found this book to be quite "fresh".
If you read this book for any reason, read it for the list and history of photographers. I wrote down all of the people Sontag named in this book. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Neil The Unreel
Wish I could give a zero. This is the most leftist, acerbic and bitter writing I've ever seen. She comes across as an ugly and difficult person who would never be pleased with... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stevo
One of the greatest collections of essays whether you have an interest in photography or not... its the metaphor of life.Published 2 months ago by L. R. Kraft
A classic. There's nothing I could say that hasn't been said. If you are a student of photography, aesthetics, or art history and you have not read it, get it now!Published 3 months ago by LM
Insights into how we 'see' an image. Sontag is an intellectual, not a photographer, but how she understands our relationship to the visual image is an important slice of one's... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jim Brownett