Od Biesłanu do Aleppo. O fotografiach, które nic nie zmieniły

Urszula Kusio

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/DP.2020.022


Photography accompanies armed conflicts every since its inception. It is becoming ever more
investigative and realistic thanks to the technical capabilities. Journalists equipped with cameras
reach the most dangerous corners of the worlds and send their images to press agencies. The
greatest attention is paid to those that document suffering and atrocities inflicted by humans
upon each other. As the age-old maxim of tabloids goes, “the bloodier it is, the more interesting
it gets”.
For decades now, this documentation of pain and tears has been accompanied by a deeply held
belief of photographers and their employers alike, that if the atrocity of wars is depicted with
enough intensity, people will stop waging them. This article attempts to show this belief to be

Słowa kluczowe

child; war photography; intervention; images of death; atrocity

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