Feeling good about feeling bad about Aylan Kurdi

aylan kurdi (cropped)

Everyone has been talking about the photos of Aylan Kurdi, and I have been wondering why that might be.  Considering the experience of looking at the photos, I suggest that these very difficult images actually make emotional and intellectual work of spectatorship relatively easy.  So I published this piece in Antenna: Responses to Media and Culture to think this through.

http://blog.commarts.wisc.edu/2015/09/22/feeling-good-about-feeling-bad-about-aylan-kurdi/

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