CH. 4. – Covering Atrocity in Image – Remembering to Foreget

pg 87 – Like reporters, photographers found the camps a horrifying experience. Photographers struggled with their own necessary intrusion on the dignity of their camera’s targets. Whether depicting victims or survivors, dead or living, perpetrators or traumatized, the photographers normally prying behaviour proceeded with a certain insensitivity to the boundaries between public and private that was intensified by the challenge posed by the scenes of the camps to common standards of decency and civility.

n.q [was it insensitive or a right of duty to capture this for future selves]



pg 113 [how an image not showing the brutality but has multiple layers of meaning]


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