On snapshot photography: Rethinking photographic power in public and private spheres

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Zuromskis, Catherine. ‘On snapshot photography: Rethinking photographic power in public and private spheres’ Photography: Theoretical Snapshots (Oxon: Routledge, 2009) p.49-62

p.49

[discusses Sontag’s essay ‘Regarding the torture of others…’

As more and more photographs are taken and consumed, Sontag argues, the world is atomized into a series of disconnected images and anecdotes.

The article, in my view, drew much-needed attention not to the acts portrayed in the Abu Graib photos per se, but to the photographs themselves and the very fact of their existence in our image-saturated culture.

p.51

[discusses Sontag’s negative view of photography]

p.52

To be sure, this image constitutes an act of aggression, but it is also distinct from many of the public modes in which photographs of atrocity are often disseminated – the artistic and journalistic war photographs, for example, that form the basis for Sontag’s investigation in Regarding the Pain of Others.

What struck me…

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Meanwhile, In Thailand There Is An Anti-Govt Protest That Has Been NON Violent And HOMEGROWN

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Meanwhile, In Thailand There Is An Anti-Govt Protest That Has Been NON Violent And HOMEGROWN

Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban said on Tuesday he will never negotiate with caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and accused her of “ordering her minions to murder children”. 
“Certain groups want us to negotiate but I would like to repeat again that there will be no negotiations between us and the government because we don’t want evil people to have power any longer.
Suthep: I’ll never negotiate

Sad part about these protests is that many Thai people will possibly die at the hands of this corrupt leader. Many already have.  And, the US MSM reports nothing on these huge protests & scenario except in negative tones.. Much like how they treated the Tea-party…  These protests started in late 2013.   How the main stream media plays us….

Please pay attention to QV’s comments on this…

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