“With the Harrises presenting mutilated black bodies, (…) was providing another layer of voyeuristic pleasure generated by the spectacle of fragmented black bodies on the edge of life” (p.43)
“When, more specifically, the act of seeing is presented as an act of witnessing violence, and, most specifically, witnessing the conversion of bodies into objects, viewers become parties to a reverse anthropomorphosing. Here those who were previously human have lost their humanity, and the very staging of viewers within the frame reinforces the violence of a dehumanising that dues more than make impossible the category of the human.”
(Samuels, 2006, citato da Mark Sealy in Decolonising the Camera (p.51): Photography in Racial Time)
Le mani nella foto sono mie.