Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Without Sanctuary

There is a shocking underrated exhibition on in London that charts one hundred years and 5000 (recorded) deaths, with some of the most violent upsetting images you will ever see. Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America is an exhibition that turns your stomach. Even blogging it feels strange - how can you make an aesthetic choice about something so sick? The point of the show was how these photographic images taken as souvenirs removed even the sanctuary of death from these murdered individuals. The violence was palpable.

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