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Book Review: Study Your Pictures!

After reviewing student work this week we felt inspired to recommend one of the essay collections by Roland Barthes, Susan Sontag, or John Szarkowski. But those are not stand-alone books: each one sort of requires that you read the other in order (and more) to get a well-rounded introduction to photography criticism. And then I found this book which is a collection of all of our favorite photography critics. It's a wonderful introduction to contemporary photography theory... read this book, or use it as a jumping off point to explore the individual writers' works in more depth.