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 photographs." It begins with the famous "In Plato's Cave"essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching "Brief Anthology of Quotations."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - untraveller - LibraryThing
Chapters 1 and 6 were exceptional, the others were good to mediocre. Overall, a wonderful thought-provoking look at how photography fits into western civilization, at least as of the mid 1970s. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gregorybrown - LibraryThing
Solid stuff, albeit hopping around all over the place. Like a lot of Sontag, I'm not really equipped to judge many of their cultural references; she's so rooted in the '60s-'70s NYC and European art ... Read full review
In Platos Cave
America Seen Through Photographs Darkly
The Heroism of Vision
A Brief Anthology of Quotations