Who was she? One of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century, a towering cultural critic and writer.
Passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag produced works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism that still resonate today.
More than any other thinker of her day, Sontag was watched, viewed, and photographed. She was gazed at – and she looked back, very carefully, particularly at language and metaphor and photography and what she called “the ecology of images.”
With its evocative experimental images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers (as well as Sontag’s own words, read by actress Patricia Clarkson), Regarding Susan Sontag is a fascinating study of the life and times of this controversial, larger than life figure.
From her early infatuation with books and her first experience in a gay bar; from her marriage in adolescence to her last lover, she was an “indispensable voice of moral responsibility, perceptual clarity, passionate advocacy [and] social justice.”