Transformed Visions

Tate Modern Artist Alfredo Jaar believes that society has been inundated by images and has resulted in a disengagement with the subject of the images. In short, we just don’t get the message anymore. As a consequence of this overproduction of visual icons, we are blind, unable to connect emotionally with images. Furthermore, the images…

Long range photo of 'Tank Man'

Chimerica: A Review

5 June 1989. Beijing. Student-led protests in Tiananmen Square are suppressed by military force; tanks are driven through the Square, shots are fired and the number of people killed is still unclear. One man carrying shopping bags stands in front of a column of these tanks, refusing to let them pass. The photo of this…