Reading The Pictures is dedicated to the analysis of news photos and media images.
November 20, 2009

Dot Biz


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Consumer culture — the endless manufacture of desire — is killing us. It knows no morality.
And ultimately, the newswire photo just compounds the problem, establishing its value — this clever, colorful piece of drive-by eye candy — as a cocktail of conscience with a twist of irony.

On the 27th, let’s do nothing about it. …And then, let’s do even less.

(photo: Mariana Bazo/Reuters. Lima, Peru)

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