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

Syuzanna Kamara

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