We keep images in our minds to remind us that we are human

Image source: http://visualcultureblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/1548.jpg

Two days after reading Marco Bohr’s article about refugees risking their lives as they flee the conflicts in the Middle East, this image of a child who dies trying to flee the conflict across the Mediterranean in a rubber dingy with his family appeared.

In his earlier post, Bohr comments that we rarely see the dead refugees – who by this lack of images, lose their humanity for us.  This series of images, of the child, and a Turkish soldier respectfully cradling the body to a safer place, too late for life, makes it graphically clear that this is a humanitarian crisis.

Image source: http://visualcultureblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/2464.jpg

Images that changed this crisis forever


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