further reading: photographing famine

 

Two important books from two important perspectives. The first Susan Sontag’s study of images of the pain of others and Don McCullen’s first point experience in photographing it.

…famine is not just famine it is humans inability to maintain political and social structures with the most impoverished people becoming defenseless, unable to afford basic human rights…maybe? There’s an interesting interview with the director of a documentary about the photographer Kevin Carter which that adds to the context of this debate – The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club

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