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 find a way to see a particular picture of photographic (and cinematic) history and its theorization, and consider both the elicitations and limitations generated by this type of structured knowledge.


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