Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A spark is ignited

This article touches on the work of Susan Sontag who, as we all know, is a very famous photographer and photography critic, especially when it comes to war photography. There is a lot of talk about her work but what really interested me in this article was the thought of the actual photographer of war. Everyone sees the images of war and is shocked or amazed. But can you imagine what its liek to be the one behind the camera? Can you imagine, for a second, taking an image of a mutilated corpse on the side of a road and then lower the camera only to throw up immediately after. This has got my brain thinking and i may have found something very interesting. Who are these people that choose to take the pictures? Why do they do it? And what is the falling action of these peoples lives post war picture taking...? be continued

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