THEORY: “The Treacherous Medium: Why Photography Critics Hate Photographs”

The Treacherous Medium: Why Photography Critics Hate Photographs Boston Review, by Susie Linfield In 1846, Charles Baudelaire wrote a little essay called “What is the Good of Criticism?” This is a question that virtually every critic asks herself at some point, and that some have answered with hopelessness, despair, even self-loathing. Baudelaire didn’t think that […]

INTERVIEW: “An Interview With Susan Sontag” (1975)

  An Interview With Susan Sontag Geoffrey Movius: In one of your recent essays on photography in The New York Review of Books, you write that “no work of imaginative literature can have the same authenticity as a document,” and that there is “a rancorous suspicion in America of anything that seems literary.” Do you […]