Graphic War Photos: “Bearing witness is not enough” – Susan Meislas

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During the late 1970s and 1980s, Susan Meiselas photographed the violent civil wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador. She explains the graphic and disturbing stories behind specific gruesome images, and speaks more broadly about the ethics and responsibilities of a photographer documenting and engaging with history.

his video originally appeared on sfmoma.org as “Susan Meiselas on ‘the ethics of seeing’”

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