Permeating Trauma with a Lens: The Role of Photojournalism in Imaging Loss
In present times, all the crucial events in the world get represented photographically, making it important for visual critics to investigate the impact of such representations on the viewers. This article reflects on the nature of photography and explores its kinship with loss and thanatography. It emphasizes the affective aspect of photojournalistic images of trauma and their implications on the viewers and their memories. While taking into consideration both sides of the argument about visual media depictions of loss and trauma, the article accentuates the significance of photojournalism and its power of representation.
Keywords - Photojournalism, Trauma, Loss, Memory, Affect