Please note: this title can only be picked up in our bookshop at Foam in Amsterdam.
Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography raises critical questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. Photos are everywhere, and the 'insatiability of the photographic eye' has radically changed our relationship with the world. Pictures have the power to shock, idealize or seduce, they create a sense of nostalgia and act as a memorial and they can be used as evidence against us or to identify us. In these six poignant essays, Sontag explores the ways we use these ubiquitous images to create a sense of reality and authority in our lives.