Photographs rattle cages impenetrable to words alone. Written words inform, yet lack emotional context. The spoken word , more partisan soap box finger pointing than insightful commentary. Inundated with talk and text, we form assumptions, misinterpret intent or context, outright dismiss sources, all too often ignore issues because we lack perspective.
Every so often photographs define humanity without uttering a word. Eclipsing talk and text, indelible images that shake us to the core. Irrefutable truth captured in a single frame, visual jolts we can’t ignore. Sometimes a photograph can change the world.
Body of 3 year old Aylan Kurdi washed up on Turkish beach.