Out of frustration with the lack of an index for Susan Sontag's book of essays, On Photography, I typed up the collection into a searchable text document and learned how to make an index using The Chicago Manual of Style.

In constructing the recognizable form of an index and situating it outside the form of the book, I wanted to consider both the elicitations and limitations generated by this type of structured, cross-referential knowledge, and find a way to see a particular picture of the medium's history and indexical theorization.


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