19 August 2013

On the Aestheticization of ...

... calamity here in a spread in yesterday's edition of The New York Times. So the question is, do complaints about aesthetization arise only when there are sick, dislocated, deceased, suffering (or whatever) humans in the image? Do disasters have to have already struck in some acute form to be problematic for those who issues such complaints? Or, can the disasters be impending or very slowly underway?

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