Numb Images Gallery
While much attention is paid –and for good reason – to the politics of visibility in news and social media in the contemporary moment, little is given to the ways that numbness and inattention are harnessed to the creation of a story (and particularly stories of war). Bombarded with images, we fail to recognize the visual fields around us that build our sense of the world.
These artists take the ‘numb image’ of the horrors of war and activate new meanings, potentials, and points of view. Through the use of mixed media, Farideh Sakhaeifar, Francis Estrada, and Syed Hussain draw attention to the limits and capacities of photography.