On Photography

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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 photogr ...Continua
Ha scritto il 19/12/13
We don't usually think of photography as something deeply philosophical. Sontag has enlightened us with her insightful musings:

"To suffer is one thing; another thing is living with the photographed images of suffering, which does not necess
Ha scritto il 23/04/10
A brilliant insight to photography and its purpose and why people feel the need to document through photographs. Sontag has a great understanding of photojournalism and the moral issues involved.
Ha scritto il 24/10/09
I competely disagree with Sondheim's argument that the act of photographing keeps the photographer disengaged from the world. It has been the exact opposite for me. Only through the excuse of photographing have I been able to overcome painful shyness ...Continua
Ha scritto il 03/06/07
Photography is just a big fat lie.
I know, I'm going too far to say so. It's just sometimes you have to go to an extreme end in order to examine the 'norm' you're doing daily. Susan Sontag wrote about the defect of photography. You probably don't need to view all of her points serious ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Nov 18, 2014, 19:28
All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt
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