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Susie Linfield

Susie Linfield,  director of the cultural reporting and criticism program at New York University, is author of The Cruel Radiance:  Photography and Political Violence.  

While “left” in the West is now a virtual synonym for anti-Zionism, the same is far from true in Israel.

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For many critics, photography has become a duplicitous force to be defanged rather than an experience to embrace.

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Heinrich Jöst’s photographs of the Holocaust dwell in what Jean Améry called “the waiting room of death.”

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The photographer wanted to show what freedom, and the people who made it, looked like.

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In the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the weapon of choice was not the gun but the spectacle of public shaming.

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Memory, like everything else in the world, can be clumsily used, or unintelligently used, or used for false purposes or in bad faith.

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Do we approach the photograph as spectators, or as citizens of the world?

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South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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