Susan Sontag — American Author born on January 16, 1933, died on December 28, 2004

Susan Sontag was an American writer and filmmaker, teacher and political activist, publishing her first major work, the essay "Notes on 'Camp' ", in 1964. Her best known works include On Photography, Against Interpretation, Styles of Radical Will, The Way We Live Now, Illness as Metaphor, Regarding the Pain of Others, The Volcano Lover and In America... (wikipedia)

Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art - and, by analogy, our own experience - more, rather than less, real to us. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means.
Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.
Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.
Silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech.

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