Wednesday, June 17, 2009


A great discussion on whether it is acceptable to make art out of human suffering here.

Note: I remember starting to explore this (suffering) as a viable means of artistic expression some time back, but then the subjects and stories were so raw that I could not really proceed further after I started to feel that taking pictures of disadvantaged individuals can be construed as exploitative (at least in my mind) if one bandies them around under the label 'art'...

Wezemana ("God is great") with her sleeping brother Mitonze, Rwandan refugee camp, Lumasi, Tanzania, 1995 (photographed by Fazal Sheikh)

1 comment:

Swapna. said...

It grabs you at the throat. It's too painful to look at but too mersmerizing to look away.