In viewing the exhibit, I realized that there is so much more to pictures than just images on a medium; each picture has meaning in some way, to someone. In relation to Sontag, I would ask what she is? Is she a spectator or a coward? In experiencing the exhibit myself I realized that Sontag in some way is correct, as a viewer, I could look at certain images and understand them, and then others I really couldn’t bare to look at because of the brutality of the events taking place in some of the pictures. By viewing the exhibit, I now understand analyzing takes time, it requires patience and time management, it isn’t something that can be rushed because the observer needs not only to interpret the image but then reflect on what it all means, which in turn may take some time.
In observing the exhibit, problems arise in questioning whether the images should be displayed and if the audience is prepared for them. Some images may be too graphic for members of the audience, but according to Sontag, that would make cowards instead of spectators, meaning the audience will forever be divided in that aspect.
Even with the division from coward to spectator, the exhibit still gives rise to thoughtful insights that analyze how and why images effect an audience the way that they do, signifying the responses each individual can have individually.