Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Man murdered in street shooting

davies.jpgHannah Arendt famously argued for "the banality of evil"; British photographer James Davies makes a powerful case for the banality of violence in this Flickr set documenting the very ordinary places where 12 Londoners were murdered. The images aren't crime-scene photos as we've come to know them. There's no police tape, no chalk outlines of bodies. Davies' shots divorce the places from the crimes, leaving viewers with an unsettling reminder of a fact most of us would like to forget -- that violence (gun violence, in this case) can find you anywhere. (Via Londonist. Image © James Davies.)


Sent from James' iPhone

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