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Archives for July 2015

– On Photography, 1977

“To suffer is one thing; another thing is living with the photographed images of suffering, which does not necessarily strengthen conscience and the ability to be compassionate. It can also corrupt them. Once one has seen such images, one has started down the road of seeing more—and more. Images transfix. Images anesthetize.”

An Amazing Festival Run

Regarding Susan Sontag has been having an amazing festival run, having now screened in 29 countries since April, with recent screenings at the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Seattle LGBT Film Festival, the Hawaii International Film Festival, and IDFA (the International Documentary Festival, Amsterdam, the world’s largest documentary film festival), among others. IDFA director Ally…

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