Susan Sontag - This person was an American essayist, novelist, filmmaker, and the author of the monograph ON PHOTOGRAPHY. Throughout the text she provides very little biographical information other than remembering a few topical anecdotes about interacting with photographs at various life stages.
Alfred Stieglitz - This person was an American photographer discussed at some length in Chapter 2 of the text. This person worked to create photographs of items or persons he deemed significant in some way, and he was instrumental in making photography an acceptable art form.
Walker Evans - This person was an American photographer who worked for the Farm Security Administration photographic project of the late 1930s. His stated goal was to take authoritative photographs.
Walt Whitman - This person was an American poet, journalist, and humanist. He was enormously influential in American culture and society and helped drive the transition between Transcendentalist and...
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