In sontag’s article “looking at war,” she raises the point of what is the purpose of explicit war photography while this question was originally raised after a gallery in new york in 2000 displayed pictures of african american lynching victims, this question is also relevant to war photography.
Free online library: reflections: susan sontag 1933-2004(obituary) by artforum international arts, visual and performing critics appreciation biography criticism and interpretation intellectuals. Sontag ends the essay with a poignant and prescient reflection on just what’s at stake if we turn away from books and reduce reading to a mechanized function of transient technologies: books are not only the arbitrary sum of our dreams, and our memory. In on photography, sontag named her first essay in plato's cave in reflection of the allegory of the same name by plato basically sontag is arguing a point that photography is a sort of false way of relating to the world because pictures can be so flawed, in essence, falsely interpreted. In sontag’s article “looking at war,” she raises the point of what is the purpose of explicit war photography while this question was originally raised after a gallery in new york in 2000 displayed pictures of african american lynching victims, this question is also relevant to war.
Susan sontag (/ ˈ s ɒ n t æ ɡ / january 16, 1933 – december 28, 2004) was an american writer, filmmaker, philosopher, teacher, and political activist she mostly wrote essays, but also published novels she published her first major work, the essay notes on 'camp' , in 1964. First off, i think the title of susan sontag’s chapter is interesting take on the relationship between the story or message of plato’s cave and photography, given what i remember about the story i think it is clever that susan sontag’s title draws the idea of mixed realities into the understanding of photography, as she. In regarding the pain of others susan sontag once again changes the way we think about the uses and meanings of images in our world, and offers an important reflection about how war itself is waged (and understood) in our time.
Susan sontag reflection susan sontag reflection this passage really made me think of how extraordinary pictures are it’s hard to believe that we see tons of pictures every day without thinking about it when 200 years a photograph didn’t even exist photography has come such a long way until the industrial revolution photography was only. 51 quotes from regarding the pain of others: ‘to paraphrase several sages: nobody can think and hit someone at the same time’ regarding the pain of others by susan sontag 8,330 ratings, 402 average rating, 501 reviews open preview to set aside the sympathy we extend to others beset by war and murderous politics for a reflection on. Reflection on: “in plato’s cave” by susan sontag by megan leigh first off, i think the title of susan sontag’s chapter is interesting take on the relationship between the story or message of plato’s cave and photography, given what i remember about the story.
The newly released volume of susan sontag’s diaries, as consciousness is harnessed to flesh: journals and notebooks, 1964-1980 (public library), from whence sontag’s thoughtful meditations on censorship and aphorisms came, is an absolute treasure trove of rare insight into one of the greatest.
A documentary about sontag directed by nancy kates, titled regarding susan sontag, was released in 2014 it received the special jury mention for best documentary feature at the 2014 tribeca film festival. Reflections on illness and metaphor, 30 years after susan sontag neil small, professor of health research, school of health studies, university of bradford.