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Rebekka Reuter WestLicht/OstLicht)
Jan Grarup
Jan Grarup
Jan Grarup
Jan Grarup

Panel discussion, war photography – do we need to look?

Susan Sontag famously demanded that looking is a human obligation. May it be corpses of children in Syria or brutal street riots in Egypt – oftentimes the depicted scenes are hard to cope with. A starving child with vultures already looming – do we need to look? Are we allowed to show this? In a double bind, war photography is positioned between these two poles.
The discussion took place among the pictures of the World Press Photo exhibition and about 280 visitors came to follow it closely. 

Photo credits: Peter Jakadofsky (WestLicht)