re: Errol Morris

Cambridge-based documentarian Errol Morris is making a film about Abu Gharib, and recently gave a talk about the nature of the iconic photographs.

According to Morris’s website, the transcript from the lecture should be up soon.

Update: Eyeteeth has a great post over here:

When I first saw that photo of a hooded man in Abu Ghraib’s sickly light, arms outstretched and fingertips wired, I wondered if I was seeing art – Goya meets Matthew Barney, Hannibal Lecter meets Christ on a crate. But the fact that it was orchestrated by American military men for maximum humiliation, rather than aesthetic effect, intensified its macabre allure.

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