Saturday, March 15, 2008
Susan Sontag -Women's History Month
Susan Sontag (January 16, 1933-December 28, 2004) was born in New York and is a novelist, theorist, filmmaker, and political activist. She grew up in Tucson, AZ, went to high school in Los Angeles, attended the University of Chicago, Harvard University, and Saint Anne's College, Oxford.
Susan is the author of 17 books translated into 32 languages. she wrote about different subjects ranging from pornography and photography, Bunraku puppet theater, as well as the aesthetics of silence.
Additionally, Susan has been serving as a human rights activist for more than two decades! She is the president of PEN, the international writers' organization dedicated to freedom of expression and the advancement of literature.
It's said that no one really knew who Susan was because her mindset was always different, and she could never hold one exact position. She was a private person, and because of this, there was always some gossip about her in the press.
Despite it all, Susan was an inspiration to all, and she's always done it with brilliance, style and conviction!
In the words of Susan: "As photographs give people an imaginary possession of a past that is unreal, they also help people to take possession of space in which they are insecure. "