by a series of posts I’ve just read on Prison Photography about the death of the young woman Fabienne Cherisma in Haiti and the photographers who witnessed this event. The pictures are too graphic for my stomach, but the questions are important.
‘Photographers don’t work in a vacuum and we must demand to turn their images inside out to understand the context in which the images were created.’ Pete Brook
UPDATE From Pete:
Thanks Ben. The article you link to was the first of four. Here are the next three updates. http://prisonphotography.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/more-on-fabienne-cherisma/ http://prisonphotography.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/furthermore-on-fabienne-cherisma/ http://prisonphotography.wordpress.com/2010/02/10/yet-more-on-fabienne-cherisma/
I have been in contact with the photographers involved and I have a lot more information, testimony and images to continue this story. One photographer even believes he has footage of the police officer who shot Fabienne. I hope you and your readers can keep interest in this analysis and story as it unfolds. Pete