"Nonstop imagery is our surround, but when it comes to remembering, the photograph has the deeper bite....
In an era of information overload, the photograph..is like a quotation, or a maxim or proverb."
(Susan Sontag: Regarding the Pain of Others 2003)

05 April, 2008

Or is it just me?

So - what's going on? Zimbabwe on the utter brink; Tibet: more shootings & protests against the stately progress of the Olympic Flame - via 10, Downing Street no less. What else have we got? Putin & Nato; Credit Crunch; Irish Economic Miracle tainted by corruption; Pregnant Man; Canadian seal culls; Darfur; Basra escalates.... Yet what is the image in most of the Brit papers today? Why obviously super-model, Naomi Campbell - as incensed as we all might be at the loss of a designer suitcase - being driven away from Heathrow Terminal 5 by a friendly police officer - presumably not the one at whom she allegedly spat?