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On Photography

-By Susan Sontag
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    A study of the force of photographic images which are continually inserted between experience and reality. It develops further the concept of 'transparency'. It makes up an exploration of how the image has affected society.

    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 photograph freely with no expectations of discovering what it means. This collection of six lucid and invigorating essays, the most famous being "In Plato's Cave", make up a deep exploration of how the image has affected society. read less...

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    ISBN-13 9780141187167
    Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint Penguin Classics
    Number of Pages 224
    Publication Date 05122002
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    Binding Paperback

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