Thursday, June 14, 2007

Ashley Gilbertson

Gilbertson is an Australian-born photographer who has been working in Iraq throughout the war. He did a great interview on Fresh Air yesterday, but if you don't have time to listen to that, go check out his article (with photos) in The Virginia Quarterly Review. Powerful stuff.

9 comments:

Mary said...

Amazing, blood-curdling, thought-provoking photographs and an interesting interview. I've become so increasingly despondent over this stupid war, I can barely stand to read about it anymore. But sometimes, you just have to.

BitterGrace said...

I know what you mean, Mary. It's sickening, but we can't turn away.

Bozo said...

Never as an American have I felt so powerless over the actions of my government. Bush's unbridled use of our military is despotic.

besotted said...

Hi Maria, after that interview & those photos I swear I wanted to scream and weep at the same time. Bush and the war both literally sicken me. The subject leaves me in despair.

BitterGrace said...

Welcome, Bozo. Sometimes I look with hope toward Bush's departure...and sometimes not.

Besotted--it's so good to see you here, though I feel a slight pang about subjecting everybody to this post (and the previous one, for that matter.) But at least we all know we're of one mind about this. That's evidence of something good, surely.

chayaruchama said...

If you want to heal a wound...
You HAVE to express the pus.

Not pretty.
Necessary.

BitterGrace said...

Thanks, Chaya. Love the analogy. Bush & Co.=a spreading boil on humanity. God help us lance the bastards. 'Scuse my language.

Lou said...

Maria,

I only see this now. I featured it on my blog too, today. I need to find your mail address. Meanwhile, I immediately will link here. I'm still clogged, I suppose.

BitterGrace said...

Hi, Lou--it's nice to see you here. I'm so glad you put the Gilbertson up, too. Everyone should see it.

(I am tempted to say something about great minds thinking alike, but modesty prevents me ;-)