Friday, June 5, 2009

Hard Questions

A few years ago a book of photographs of lynching victims was published. I struggled with my response to it, loudly harangued my dearest with concerns about its ethics, and finally gave in to a kind of fatigue, still conflicted and uncertain. I certainly don't intend to engage my much-appreciated readers here in a discussion about all that. But I do want to direct you to a relevant article in the New York Times by Michael Kimmelman here, about a show at the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris which concerns itself with transgressive and provocative photographs. I'd love to see that show.

2 comments:

  1. Link's not there, sure it's fascinating.

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  2. Oops. Thanks, I hope it's fixed now.

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