(show the unbearable)
i’ve been haunted by this image for the last few days.
yesterday TIME Lightbox posted one photojournalist’s thoughts* on witnessing/ documenting/ a similar recent execution in Syria.
the photographer ends her/his description of the events with the following statement:
"As a human being I would never have wished to see what I saw. But as a journalist I have a camera and a responsibility. I have a responsibility to share what I saw that day. That’s why I am making this statement and that’s why I took the photographs."
to bear witness.
or. as beautifully described by André Liohn on Facebook this evening:
*it’s unclear weather this is the same photographer as the above image from Paris Match.