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Political Theory

2006

Sharon Sliwinski

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Camera War, Again, Sharon Sliwinski Dec 2005

Camera War, Again, Sharon Sliwinski

Sharon Sliwinski

The war in Iraq has undoubtedly produced some of the most dreadful entries in the history of camera war.  


The Childhood Of Human Rights: The Kodak On The Congo, Sharon Sliwinski Dec 2005

The Childhood Of Human Rights: The Kodak On The Congo, Sharon Sliwinski

Sharon Sliwinski

This article examines the Congo reform movement's use of atrocity photographs in their human rights campaign (c. 1904–13) against Belgian King Leopold, colonial ruler of the Congo Free State. This material analysis shows that human rights are conceived by spectators who, with the aid of the photographic apparatus, are compelled to judge that crimes against humanity are occurring to others. The article also tracks how this judgement has been haunted by the potent wish to undo the suffering witnessed.