Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
If you read Sontag's ON PHOTOGRAPHY you'll learn at least as much as you ever cared to on the topic. Quite possibly more. It's an exhaustive analysis on the psychological aspects of the medium from many angles.
Quite possibly less.

It's really about HER idea of photography, not about the psychology thereof. That's why it's an essay, not an academic paper.

It's insightful and thought-provoking, but not what I would recommend to understand the emotional impact of photographs.