Picturing Casualties. caution: sad.

Posted: August 6th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Current Events | No Comments »

article http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/26/world/middleeast/26censor.html

and photos http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/07/25/world/middleeast/20080726_CENSOR2_2.html

There are some here from Iraq. The times points out that many photographers who published pictures were banned from working with the military again. The slide show then goes through WWII and Vietnam, telling how different it was then, when pictures could actually be published and little americans on their isolated continent could see the consequences of their leaders’ actions (and inactions, helllloooo democratic congress).

Apparently they did learn one thing from Vietnam.

Here is the website of one of the humanitarian photographers mentioned, Zoriah Miller.

Maybe I want to be a war photographer. I’ve always been interested in ‘compassionate photography,’ exemplified by Margaret Bourke-White and others who took photos during the Depression and whatnot, in really impoverished communities around the world. 26censor.jpg

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