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.


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

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