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 conflict and violence in our tradition today.

How does the spectacle of the sufferings of others (via tv or newsprint) impact us? Are audience inured--or incited--to violence by means of the depiction of cruelty? In concerning the discomfort of Others, Susan Sontag takes a clean examine the illustration of atrocity--from Goya's The mess ups of struggle to pictures of the yankee Civil struggle, lynchings of blacks within the South, and the Nazi demise camps, to modern terrible photographs of Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Israel and Palestine, and big apple urban on September eleven, 2001.

In Regarding the ache of Others Susan Sontag once more alterations the way in which we expect in regards to the makes use of and meanings of pictures in our international, and provides an incredible mirrored image approximately how conflict itself is waged (and understood) in our time.

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