“The images make the past present. They refute the notion that photographs of charged historical subjects lose their power, softening, and becoming increasingly aesthetic with time.”
When people see images of people getting hurt, they immediately want to know what happened. Images make us curious and want to know what is happening or happened. I posted this image a while ago on my twitter account and within minutes, a bunch of my friends asked me right away what happened, and i was not expecting people to be so concerned about an injured pinkie. Any sort of violence or injures in pictures gets people’s attention in no time. There are quite a few pictures that are known for its controversial meaning behind them. For example, the picture of the burning monk in Vietnam is pure horrific, but it still stands as one of the most powerful image, and people to this day remember it like people know Mona Lisa, and the reason why those pictures are so well-known because they are filled with violence, and they’re captivating but also hard to look at. They start movements, and fuel our fire to stand up for what we believe in.