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external “On any Given Day, What May be Needed is Not 400 Photographs, But Just 1″ —BagNews

Let’s start with one photo. The caption reads, “Human remains are seen during the exhumation of a Stalinist-era mass grave on the military cemetery in the heart of the Polish capital Warsaw. The grave is believed to contain the remains of around 200 victims of a post-war campaign of communist terror.”…

OK, and now add a million more photos. Start with the 10,000 that were sent to photo editors on the day this one was published. Add another 10,000 for the many days before and every day after that. Add also all the other images that you see every day in the news, advertising, and entertainment, and on Facebook, Flickr, and other social media…

Were you to do any of this, you might feel like Chloe Pantazi, who went to an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum on war photography. Pantazi came away feeling “numb,” as if she had been anesthetized…

 
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