Published in 1977, this winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award remains relevant to this day.
It is a collection of essays reflecting on photography, not the manual for young photographers (there are no pictures).
Sontag sees photography as an aggressive act and a form of acquisition.
Have you seen the process of photo shooting in the top modeling agencies? It is always aimed at acquiring the object.
A photograph becomes a superreal dimension relieving from fear and anxiety.
“The possession of a camera can inspire something akin to lust. And like all credible forms of lust, it cannot be satisfied”
© Susan Sontag