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‘What Has Changed?’ The Role of Viral Photos in Syria’s War

Alan Kurdi’s aunt, Omran’s doctor and Bana’s mother on the power of photography

via Time:

Never before has the influence of photography been so tested as it has with Syria. Millions of pictures and videos have emerged over more than six years of war. Students, bakers and teachers made cameras their weapon of choice. Photographers have been kidnapped, maimed, tortured, ransomed and executed. Some images have won awards. Others have been viewed by those who critics say could make peace a reality. The majority of photographs remain hidden in plain sight—available if we want them, avoidable if we don’t.