Saturday, January 1

On The Passing Away of Susan Sontag

Brilliant essayist Susan Sontag has passed away. Her piece in the NYT on the Abu Ghraib photos influenced my art in an obvious, direct way. Her observations in books like "On Photography," and "Regarding The Pain of Others" should survive for quite a bit longer than her body. She had vision, the words to express her insights, and a formidably analytical mind.

I would like to read more of "On Photography," especially. Maybe it's time to buy the book, or at least get it from the library. The excerpts are so good, I can't imagine the book would disappoint.

Rest in peace, Susan, and while you're at it, look at the birdie and smile for the camera. Say cheese!

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