laurieopal (laurieopal) wrote,
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War Photographs: Disturbing Images

I posted these thoughts last night on Body impolitic. Think some people will find interesting. Thephotos in this post are of war and its effects. They are disturbing. And the post is not for everyone.

I’ve been thinking about beautiful photographs of dreadful things for a long time. They make me viscerally uncomfortable. I’ll look at the front page of a newspaper and react positively to a beautifully composed photograph, and then I realize it’s of fighters shooting guerrillas and someone is dying in the corner of the photo and I react with quick anger. Not all of this kind of work is beautifully composed, but I’m reflecting on the work that is....

Tags: art, combat photography, photographic ethics, photography, war photography
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