Tag: visual culture

#BlackLivesLooking: How Ferguson taught us not to look away

One year ago, on August 9 2014, then-police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Wilson estimated during the grand jury hearings that the entire incident lasted “less than a minute” from start to finish. From that minute has grown a movement, reinforced on a seemingly daily basis by new violence….

‘Reckless Eyeballing’: Why Freddie Gray Was Killed

A month ago today, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby indicted six cops for various crimes connected with the killing of Freddie Gray, rejecting their excuse that he had a switchblade. The question remains: why did Freddie Gray die? Because he made eye contact with a police officer. If that seems absurd, it is because…

Be Realistic, Demand The Impossible.

The world is changing. Can you see it yet? Since 2008, there has been a dramatic explosion of visual imagery. At the same time, the world has changed in four key ways–and that’s not counting the financial crisis. The two patterns are closely related. We take pictures to understand the change that has happened. And…