February 08, 2005
Lies are always wishes


Sontag opens (?) Regarding the Pain of Others by talking about a sequence of Tyler Hicks photographs, from Afghanistan during its post-9/11 fall, which ran on the front page of the Times. It seems to have come out in October, but today I just found Hicks's book, "Histories Are Mirrors," covering Afghanistan and Iraq. I had forgotten that it was Hicks who took those photographs of Abu Ghraib being emptied/liberated/escaped. Back when AG didn't mean a thing.

Hicks's book is the third great photo book covering Iraq, after Bruno Stevens's Baghdad and Nina Berman's Purple Hearts. There are more coming, I can feel it.

Posted by dbrown at February 08, 2005 07:01 PM
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