Snapshot: Impersonating the enemy
The dramatization of mourning, as depicted in this brilliant and emotionally blunted shot, permits the practice of dissociation from actual grief.
Looking at this photograph of genius by Pavel Wolberg, I remember he said, “I’ll tell you what I did in the army, but then I’ll have to kill you” – not in a movie but in real life, half-joking, in an apartment in Modi’in. A nice guy from an elite special-ops force. We were innocent then. And I look again at this photograph, in which the history of painting is embedded,...
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