arm in arm, shoulder to shoulder

Rembrandt moments of photojournalism #1 There is a certain theme of expression in photojournalism in recent years that I’m drawn to; it is more like a "mode" in music, rather than a topic. It is not really about the type of content. It is rather a “gesture to being eternal” that is evoked in those beautiful images of conflict and social upheaval. There is a co-existence of tension and motion…

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“god is greatest,” and the question of the legitimate use of images of atrocities

I attended a conference in Berlin as an audience where the language of the conference was English and most presenters were graduate students from the research institution that was organizing the conference. One of the presenters showed a video clip from a street footage of an atrocity that took place somewhere in north Africa, but actually it could have taken place anywhere during an upheaval. The video was taken with…

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