“And if you’re not going to look at the world, then certainly you’re not going to change it”: The Illustrative Universality of Atrocity Portraiture and the Civil Contract of Photography

McAvoy, Elizabeth J.


  • A photograph operates to take an entire moment and compress this information into a single, two-dimensional image. With images of violence and human suffering, this process translates facts and figures into a language of images that all who see the photograph can speak, understand, and engage. While this method of information consumption is by no means encompassing, the limit of the frame does ena... read more
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