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HOLLYWOOD, ANKARA: SUPERFAMILIARITY and TERROR By Brad Feuerhelm on December 21, 2016

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HOLLYWOOD, ANKARA: SUPERFAMILIARITY and TERROR

By Brad Feuerhelm on December 21, 2016

“We must also dissect why images such as this one resonate to a larger global community so quickly and we must de-stabilize somehow the tenuous relationship between the press and the Hollywoodization of the images that are meant to produce information lest it all becomes to difficult to distinguish image-reality from image-projection”

The Image of the assassination of Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov by Turkish 22 year old off duty policeman Mevlut Mert Altintas by photographer Burhan Ozbilic has set alarm bells ringing for denizens of the press, but also the photographic community. Questions of under whose authority and moral compass should one print such an image arise as do the questions of what it means to engage in confrontation with an extreme image. Continue reading HOLLYWOOD, ANKARA: SUPERFAMILIARITY and TERROR By Brad Feuerhelm on December 21, 2016