Friday, July 17, 2009
Say it like it is
On the confronting image: when are we talking to the converted, when are we counterproductive, when do we risk traumatizing ... ? Let me see what Susan Sontag says in Regarding the Pain of Others (p. 102, Penguin Books, 2003). 'Let the atrocious images haunt us. Even if they are only tokens, and cannot possibly encompass most of the reality to which they refer, they still perform a vital function.'