Reading images and text


General Culture, General Photography


Another great post over at No Caption Needed, about the above image and its use in/for a New York Times article. Notes Robert Hariman “the story that accompanied this photograph in the New York Times is one reason why we will continue to experience large-scale disasters.” And “by putting text and image together, the truth is revealed. Between the technological development that will in fact result from the disaster, and the artistry of the Times and many other propagandists spinning it down the memory hole, the opportunity for genuine societal adaptation will be lost.” There’s nothing I could add to that.