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This is the grave of George Masa. Born in 1881 in Osaka, Japan, Masahara Izuka came to the United States at the age of twenty. This was a common thing at this time. Japan sent many people to the United States during these years. Partially, this was about economic opportunity, but the Japanese also had […]
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Li Zhensheng, RIP

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On July 5, 2020
The documentary photographer of the Cultural Revolution, Li Zhenshang, died recently. It’s worth revisiting just how amazing his photographs are. I put one to head this post, but check out the obit for more. Incredible. And very disturbing.
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Think about the photographs and videos you remember from 9/11. Now think about which ones you weren’t supposed to see. Is the taboo fading? A little over a year ago, I wrote a post for my (then class project) Sight of Suffering blog about the ethics of viewing bodies from the September 11th attacks. Nearly the whole […]
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