Still regarding the fires in Portugal and the choices made by the media, a well known Portuguese historian, Pacheco Pereira, said overall the journalists had entered into a sort of “pain masturbation”. In cases of tragedy, where human drama in … Continue reading ‘Pictures of atrocity’ and ‘Pornographic imagery’, a conversation with Alfredo Jaar
I don’t doubt the need for photojournalism and I’m aware that what I’m about to do is, in a lot of senses, offensive, particularly to the experiences photojournalists go through in order to document situations that are horrible, unimaginable, experiences … Continue reading Photojournalism under fire
It’s a dark day in Portugal. A huge fire hit a central region of the country and the worst happened. Because a part of my family … Continue reading Pitch-black
This past March, a painting by white american author Dana Schutz triggered an interesting discussion that ultimately lead to a debate about freedom of expression. The painting in question (featured below) is titled Open Casket and was exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, … Continue reading When is a picture of atrocity “needed”?