by Fiana Gantheret
For once, it is not about our jobs, our cities, our hobbies, our habits. For once, it is not about something that only concerns some of us.
For once, but once more, it concerns all of us and moves us all.
One image, one picture, and this all too familiar feeling of being caught up with something we wanted to keep at large resurfaces. I wanted to forget what I felt when I saw the images of the palestinian children running on the beach. One minute, one second, and these lives are over. Their shadows stay now in my memory, as depicted by Amir Schiby.
Posted by Amir Schiby on Facebook on 17 July 2014
What could be worse than young lives being taken so abruptly? Maybe the idea that the elimination of a life can take more than one second, one minute. It sometimes unfolds over years, during which life is no more than hell. With some moments of relief, when playing football on a beach, for example.
This long lasting suffering can also be captured in one image. And again this all too familiar feeling of being caught up with something we wanted to keep at large resurfaces. I wanted to forget that I knew about hungry or working children, about children living in war. But here it is, in one image, this gripping feeling.
Pawel Kuczynski’s website