Notable Writers on Photography

Thursday, March 16th 2023

There are many important writers who have contributed to the field of photography with their critical analysis, theoretical insights, and historical research. Here are some of the most notable ones and their most significant publications:

  1. Susan Sontag - "On Photography" (1977)
  2. Roland Barthes - "Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography" (1980)
  3. Walter Benjamin - "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" (1936)
  4. John Szarkowski - "The Photographer's Eye" (1966)
  5. Victor Burgin - "Thinking Photography" (1982)
  6. Rosalind Krauss - "Photography's Discursive Spaces: Landscape/View" (1982)
  7. Allan Sekula - "Photography Against the Grain: Essays and Photo Works, 1973-1983" (1984)
  8. Geoff Dyer - "The Ongoing Moment" (2005)
  9. Abigail Solomon-Godeau - "Photography at the Dock: Essays on Photographic History, Institutions, and Practices" (1991)
  10. Charlotte Cotton - "The Photograph as Contemporary Art" (2004)

These writers have provided critical insights into the history, aesthetics, and cultural significance of photography, and their works have become seminal texts in the field.