April 23, 2013

Photographs and The Pain of Others

Zimbabwe, 2000. AIDS sufferer in a tuberculosis ward
"This sleight of hand allows photographs to be both objective record and personal testimony, both a faithful copy or transcription of an actual moment of reality and an interpretation of that reality - a feat literature has long aspired to, but could never attain in this literal sense."
                                          ~Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others

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