Unit 3 – Assignment 3 – Reem Fakhoury

Both authors present this idea of nearness and distance of war.

Gourevitch touches onto the fact that these acts were aired and able for people to see, they were able to see these acts being committed and nothing was done. This connects to Sontag’s statement about humans ability to distance oneself from war or feel a nearness. This leads to the also similar point that Sontag makes in regards to the impact of photography and the documentation of these acts. People are watching, but people are not doing. I personally find this very interesting because it retreats back to nearness and distance, depending on how you are impacted by the documentation determines, what you do and how you react.

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