Response for Chapter 1
After read the book of Susan Sontag’s On Photography, the idea of essential of photography comes into my mind. Photography is really important in our daily life. It can capture the moments of the life, whatever it is happy or upset. In this book, the writer discusses how perspective changing through by photography.
In chapter one, Sontage gives readers a idea which “the most grandiose result of the photographic enterprise is to give us the sense that we can hold the whole world in our heads—as an anthology of images”(2). The writer uses a metaphor here to emphasize that how importance of photography, and how it works in human’s mind. After he indicates a relationship between photographer and photography; “to photography is to appropriate the thing photographed, [it] means putting oneself into a certain relation to the world that feels like knowledge—and, therefore, like power” (2). In addition, Sontage gives a note which is “a photography—any photography—seems to have a more innocent, and therefore more accurate, relation to visible reality than do other mimetic objects” (6). This is also means that photography is not only for keep the memories, but also can be provided as evident for something exists.
In another way, for Christians, photography can shows the grateful for God. When Christians look at the world from images, they might feel strongly about God’s creation ability. All images of world are create by God, he gives human lives, places and all of the world. In conclusion, Sontage gives a brief introduce to photography, and discusses that how photography affects our life, and how it works in our life. It can record every moment of life.
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