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    If this isn’t an entrance to a fairy world then I don’t know what is…

    Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye, Scotland, April 2014

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    Many of us cannot help looking because of what Susan Sontag has called “the perennial seductiveness of war.” It is a kind of rubbernecking, staring at the bloody aftermath of something that is not an act of God but of man. The effect, as Ms. Sontag pointed out in an essay in The New Yorker in 2002, is anything but certain.

    “Making suffering loom larger, by globalizing it, may spur people to feel they ought to ‘care’ more,” she wrote. “It also invites them to feel that the sufferings and misfortunes are too vast, too irrevocable, too epic to be much changed by any local, political intervention.”

    So now that war comes to us in real time, do we feel helpless or empowered? Do we care more, or will the ubiquity of images and information desensitize us to the point where human suffering loses meaning when it is part of a scroll that includes a video of your niece twerking? Oh, we say as our index finger navigates to the next item, another one of those.

    As war becomes a more remote, mechanized activity, posts and images from the target area have significant value. When a trigger gets pulled or bombs explode, real people are often on the wrong end of it. And bearing witness to the consequences gives meaning to what we see.

    At Front Lines, Bearing Witness in Real Time - NYTimes.com (via new-aesthetic)

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    Posted by Mr Student
    Source The New York Times

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    Not long ago, I had a strange sensation. I felt that I was alone. All of a sudden. Yet nothing had changed.

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    lecollecteur:

    Egon Schiele, Schlafendes Paar [Sleeping Couple], 1909.

    Pencil on paper, 32 x 30 cm.

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