comprehend hunger through imagery

A Feast of Famine Pictures From Somalia … and What a Photo “Ought to Do”

Salon inoculated itself and all the usual suspects via an article on the New York Times’ decision to run this haunting Tyler Hicks’ photograph on their front page. Times’ Executive Editor Bill Keller says photographs like this “ought to disturb us, at least.” But if that’s all he’s asking a photograph to do, to deliver the “concern” in “concern photojournalism,” Keller (and Salon) are missing the point.


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