Regarding the Pain of Others

Regarding the Pain of Others

Susan Sontag


Twenty-five years after her vintage On Photography, Susan Sontag returns to the topic of visible representations of battle and violence in our tradition today.

How does the spectacle of the sufferings of others (via tv or newsprint) have an effect on us? Are audience inured--or incited--to violence by way of the depiction of cruelty? In in regards to the ache of Others, Susan Sontag takes a clean examine the illustration of atrocity--from Goya's The mess ups of conflict to images of the yankee Civil battle, lynchings of blacks within the South, and the Nazi demise camps, to modern bad pictures of Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Israel and Palestine, and big apple urban on September eleven, 2001.

In Regarding the discomfort of Others Susan Sontag once more adjustments the best way we predict concerning the makes use of and meanings of pictures in our international, and gives an incredible mirrored image approximately how conflict itself is waged (and understood) in our time.

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