recreates scene of dead Syrian toddler “Art as we know it is corrupt, exhausted and weak. We see works of postmodern masters sold to bankers for millions of dollars as signs of cultural capital and objects of financial investment. We see shimmering edifices of cultural wealth erected on the backs of hyperexploited labor—the pyramids and coliseums of the twenty-first century.Continue reading “recreates scene of dead Syrian toddler”

Photographs furnish evidence ‘… do extreme and distressing images of human suffering make us more aware of the reality of that suffering or desensitise us to it? When she wrote On Photography, Sontag thought the latter, but when she revisited the topic in a later book, Regarding the Pain of Others, her view had shifted. “As muchContinue reading “Photographs furnish evidence”