Unblinking Witness

Unblinking Witness

“The Kodak has been a sore calamity to us. The most powerful enemy indeed…. The only witness I have encountered in my long experience I couldn’t bribe.”
— Quotation from Mark Twain’s bitter satire “King Leopold’s Soliloquy” (1905) about the Belgian monarch behind unspeakable atrocities in the Congo.

Scott McLemee interviews NYU’s Susie Linfield, author of The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political Violence in today’s InsideHigherEd.com

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Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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One Response to “Unblinking Witness”

  1. Dog Gone Says:

    Great, now I have that Paul Simon song playing in my head about Kodachrome, and the images from the CBS News Sunday Morning about the end of production for that film….

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/12/26/sunday/main7185884.shtml

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