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Susan Sontag and photography | Benjamin Moser

Photo by: The Guardian

The great critic shaped our understanding of the camera’s position in culture, which she continued to sharpen in her last days following the Iraq war In 2004, as Susan Sontag lay dying, horrifying pictures began to emerge from a prison in Iraq. She had received a diagnosis of blood cancer at the end of March that year, at the age of 71. Having had cancer twice before, she knew the suffering the disease,...

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