Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Terrorism: the X-Ray Project

The X-Ray Project is a traveling exhibition highlighting the effects of terrorism on a civilian population.

It consists of a stunning series of X-rays and CT-scans from the two largest hospitals in Jerusalem.

Behind the exhibition is Diane Covert.

The idea for Inside Terrorism began to coalesce in my mind in 2002 as a personal response to terrorism and to my discomfort with the way terrorism has been justified in some circles. This is a documentary of survivors of terrorism. Much like photographer Mathew Brady documented the Civil War, people in emergency rooms today are documenting the effects of terrorism. The exhibit is another form of "straight" photography - that is photographs made with an unaltered spectrum of light. With that technology, we are able to look inside terrorism.

Hat tip: Jim in Virginia

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