• shadows of prisoners in single file (black and white)

Photography and Atrocity

We are shown photographs of atrocity from around the world in our newspapers every day. But what is - or what should be - our response to these images? Are we consuming suffering? Or can we read photographs in a way to transform it? And how have such images been treated - and such questions been asked - in the past?

Photography and Atrocity is an unprecedented collaboration spurred on by these questions. The group brings together leading experts from across professions and across the world, and is made up of award-winning photographers and writers, museum curators and artists, news editors and non-governmental organization representatives, and academics working on photography. The collaboration has extended over five years and has received funding support from major international research councils.