Susan Sontag: Regarding the Pain of Others
Regarding the Pain of Others is Susan Sontag’s searing analysis of our numbed response to images of horror.
From Goya’s Disasters of War to news footage and photographs of the conflicts in Vietnam, Rwanda and Bosnia, images are charged with inspiring dissent, fostering violence or instilling apathy in us. As such, Regarding the Pain of Others alters our thinking not only about the uses and meanings of images, but about the nature of war, the limits of sympathy, and the obligations of conscience.
Also available by Susan Sontag in our collection: On Photography.