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Who killed Tim Hetherington?

Who killed Tim Hetherington?

Today, Tuesday 20th April 2021, it has been ten years since a missile destroyed the femoral artery of Tim Hetherington.

The Runway of Awareness

The Runway of Awareness

Once again this year I ask the same photographer friend a favour: to accompany me to the World Press Photo (WPPh) exhibition. But this time I notice him tad less apathetic.

Aesthetic as anaesthesia

Aesthetic as anaesthesia

He’s an international photographer with an impeccable reputation, and I’ve asked him a favour, as a friend: to accompany me to the World Press Photo Exhibition (WPPh). I’m interested in his personal vision of the tragedy. Because the WPPh is one big tragedy: in the photos almost no one is smiling.

Memory, Pain… and Poletiquette

Memory, Pain… and Poletiquette

Mauthausen was again news. We talked about the weight of memory with Jesús Galdón, the author of the plaque that, through emptiness, recalls the victims of Nazi barbarism.

My Gothic Granny

My Gothic Granny

The girl strangles the boy with her bare hands and stares into the camera. Her murderous eyes penetrate right through the photographer as her victim’s tongue hangs out of the side of his mouth. All framed by the darkness and shadows of the forest.