Rwanda Revisualized: Genocide, Photography, and the Era of the Witness

  title={Rwanda Revisualized: Genocide, Photography, and the Era of the Witness},
  author={Frank M{\"o}ller and Susan Sontag},
  journal={Alternatives: Global, Local, Political},
  pages={113 - 136}
Engaging with the literature on visual representations of human suffering, being a witness, and trauma, this article discusses visual representations of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, and especially the art photography of Alfredo Jaar, Robert Lyons, and Jonathan Torgovnik of the aftermath of the genocide. It explores the conditions in which photography can succeed in disrupting stereotypical political interpretations of the killings. Art photography, it is argued, may help transform the viewers… Expand
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