A leading voice in the field of photography criticism, Vicki Goldberg is well known for her cogent and perceptive writing. Aperture is pleased to release in paperback "Light Matters", a selection of this remarkable authors essays and criticism culled from the past twenty-five years. Goldbergs take on photography is both insightful and expansive: her subjects range from pop icons to the imagery of death, from the commercial use of journalistic images to the onslaught of sexual content in art photography. She casts new light on the work of the mediums masters, including Evans, Brassai, and Arbus, while writing with equal acuity about contemporary trailblazers such as Eleanor Antin and Martin Parr. Dismissing cliches and deftly negotiating the many diverging paths photography now follows, Goldberg demonstrates how to consider not just photographic images themselves, but their impact. "Light Matters" showcases a writer of great intelligence, wit, and insight, whose understanding of this multifarious and evolving medium is unsurpassed.