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The Cruel Radiance

Photography and Political Violence

The Cruel Radiance( )
Author: Linfield, Susie
ISBN:978-0-226-48252-1
Publication Date:May 2011
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $45.00
Book Description:

In The Cruel Radiance, Susie Linfield challenges the idea that photographs of political violence exploit their subjects and pander to the voyeuristic tendencies of their viewers. Instead she argues passionately that looking at such images--and learning to see the people in them--is an ethically and politically necessary act that connects us to our modern history of violence and probes the human capacity for cruelty. Grappling with critics from Walter Benjamin...
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