Posted by: riverchilde | March 15, 2011

Photographing the apocalypse

“Clearly, if the apocalypse ever comes, it will be recorded from two billion different angles.” http://gizmodo.com/#!5780964/the-japan-earthquake-seen-by-millions-of-digital-cameras-updating-live/gallery/1 

I’m struggling with the plethora of visuals from what seems like an unceasing stream of catastrophes. What do you think of the constant visual news stream? Are we beginning to experience visual overload and disaster fatigue because of the abundance of weblinks available? Does ready access actually serve to emotionally distance us from such events because it requires so little effort on our part to seek out information and details? Or do the “man in the street”  videos help create a better emotional connection to events on the other side of the globe?

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