On Photography

On Photography

Sontag, Susan

Language: English

Publisher: Picador

Published: Aug 25, 2001

Words: 53512
Pages: 219


First published in 1973, this is a study of the force of photographic images which are continually inserted between experience and reality. Sontag develops further the concept of "transparency". When anything can be photographed and photography has destroyed the boundaries and definitions of art, a viewer can approach a photography freely with no expectations of discovering what it means. This collection of six lucid essays, the most famous being "Plato's Cave" make up a deep exploration of how the image has affected society. [![Get it on Google Play](https://play.google.com/intl/en_us/badges/images/generic/en_badge_web_generic.png)](http://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=uZ-sBAAAQBAJ&rdid=book-uZ-sBAAAQBAJ&PAffiliateID=1011l35dV)