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The Power of Photography

The Butterfly Flies Beautiful

In December 2004 the British newspaper The Guardian published the obituary of author, philosopher and essayist Susan Sontag describing her as the ‘”Dark Lady” of American intellectual life’, arguably an entirely apt description for a highly individualist and brilliant minded woman who, throughout her career, consistently defied the constrains of political correctness, refusing to kowtow to any popular and safe social academic theories that went against her internally ingrained core conceptions. Though perhaps most widely known and critically celebrated for fictional works such as the best-selling The Volcano Lover (1992) and In America (2000) which subsequently won the National Book Award the year of its’ publication; it is Sontag’s controversial writings on photography that have continued to evoke prominent levels of both acclaim and controversy in rather equal amounts, undoubtedly making way for profoundly interesting artistic discussion and debate.

Sontag’s collection of essays On Photography (1977) which initially appeared as…

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