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Photojournalism: A Dangerous Year

“For me, the strength of photography lies in its ability to evoke a sense of humanity. If war is an attempt to negate humanity, then photography can be perceived as the opposite of war and if it is used well it can be a powerful ingredient in the antidote to war.” – James Nachtwey

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Besides all of its obvious firsts, World War One also saw the rise of war photojournalism. Of course, the presence of cameras on the battlefield had gone back to the American Civil War, but the cameras of these eras were too cumbersome, too delicate, and too slow to be operated in the middle of an actual conflict. Because of these limitations, most of the photos from the war focused on the aftermath of the battles; corpses posed amongst debris in an attempt to recreate the violence that had just occurred.


Fifth avenue on Thursday night somehow contained a rambunctious crowd of protesters. Women of all generations- mothers, daughters, sisters, gathered to acknowledge (among some things) the prevalence of undocumented sexual assault in American, to condemn Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump, and the FBI for not demonstrating proper investigation procedures.