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Regarding the Pain of Others Paperback – 1 January 2019
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- Item Weight : 96 g
- ISBN-13 : 978-0141012377
- Paperback : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0141012374
- Publisher : Penguin (1 January 2019)
- Product Dimensions : 19.8 x 0.7 x 12.9 cm
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #82,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sontag starts her essay by talking about Virginia Woolf’s Three Guineas, and Woolf's rejection of the assumption that all feel the same way about war.
The book talks about the history of war photography, which is intimately bound with the history of public tolerance of violent photos, During the course of reading, I had to look up several examples cited by the author, the horrors of Vietnam War, World War, the 1857 Sepoy rebellion in India etc. which turned out to be difficult but necessary and eye opening.
While Sontag does not provide any revolutionary ideas, the essay is a succinct and thorough examination of the issues surrounding photography.
A photograph cannot immediately transmit understanding. A photograph cannot help us understand what it is to fight and kill in war or to have to dig up bombs or lose loved ones. A photograph, though a means of objectifying and transmitting memories, lacks context for a more complete individual understanding of events. It is equally about what does not make it to the frame than what does! What are we not seeing? Is the left out version not equally important? Or even more important?
Even though Sontag does not offer us a grand thesis to keep in mind or a solution to the issues that plague photo journalism, she gives us thought-provoking observations. She notes, for example, that displaying photos of dead bodies is less taboo the more foreign and exotic those bodies are, how staged photos in today's time are used to generate distrust and enmity between communities and countries