Published 17/01/2013 at 5616 × 3744 in Back In Syria
“These dead are supremely uninterested in the living: in those who took their lives; in witnesses-and in us. Why should they seek our gaze? What would they have to say to us? “We”–this “we” is everyone who has never experienced anything like what they went through -don’t understand. We don’t get it. We truly can’t imagine what it was like. We can’t imagine how dreadful, how terrifying war is; and how normal it becomes. Can’t understand, can’t imagine. That’s what every soldier, and every journalist and aid worker and independent observer who has put in time under fire, and had the luck to elude the death that struck down others nearby, stubbornly feels. And they are right. ” Regarding the Pain of Others- Susan Sontag
25/02/2013 at 01:04
Thank you for this reminder Seda. A weird coincidence; this is the second time today that I bump into Susan Sontag. Think I need to re-read her writing. In the world of written photography, few writes with such an intensity so it will be my pleasure.
All the best
25/02/2013 at 01:22
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