As everything she wrote susan sontags book on photography is brilliant it is a set of essays on the philosophy of picture taking and the meaning of photography in the modern ca 1970 world anyone interested in the social roles of photography will find this book fascinating and thought provoking. On photography is the most brilliant book on photography i have ever read or ever will read questioning the nature of photography its purpose meaning future sontag forces us to consider revolutionary ideas about the simple act of snapping up the world. On photography user review kirkus susan sontag has returned photography to the cockpit of discussion it occupied when the exact mechanical image loomed as a threat to the person to art to the very relationship between images and . Photography implies that we know about the world if we accept it as the camera records it but this is the opposite of understanding which starts from not accepting the world as it looks all possibility of understanding is rooted in the ability to say no strictly speaking one never understands anything from a photograph
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