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Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism (1977), this is "a brilliant analysis of the profound changes photographic images have made in our way of looking of the world and ourselves over the lost 140 years."-Washington Post BOOK WORLD

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In Plato's cave — America, seen through photographs, darkly — Melancholy objects — The heroism of vision — Photographic evangels — The image world — A brief anthology of quotations.

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h, September 28, 2013 (view all comments by h)
Many of Sontag's criticisms of photography will still ring true over 30 years after she published these essays. Some will make you wonder how her arguments might have changed if she were writing them in our age of Instagram, imgur, and Pinterest. What violence does the photograph do now? What's the status of the photo taker when her images roam free on social media, by choice or not? As always, Sontag writes crisp, passionate prose that's pleasurable for all readers.
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Sontag, Susan
Anchor Books/Doubleday
New York :
Photography, Artistic
Photography and movie making
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1st Anchor Books ed.
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208 p.
8.00x5.23x.60 in. .47 lbs.

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