The look of terror and confusion blankets a young boy’s face as he raises his arms in surrender to a German soldier pointing a gun at him.The image, captured in a photograph during World War II, has been seared into the minds and souls of millions since it was seen. But the identity of the little boy — his thin, fragile legs visible beneath a long coat — remains unknown. And as historian Dan Porat tells Scott Simon, his name will likely never be known.
Above The Fold
Looking at 16 years of photographs on the front page of The New York Times
Web project that explores the afterlife of images and the experience of looking at photographs as a disruptive encounter. I continually update with new images.
Dancing with the Zapatistas: Twenty Years Later co-edited with Diana Taylor; Duke University & Hemi Press
Women Mobilizing Memory, Collaborative Archives: Connective Histories, exhibition catalogue featuring Above The Fold
My essay "Photographic Interference" is included in Picturing Atrocity , edited by Geoffrey Batchen, Mick Gidley, Nancy K. Miller, and Jay Prosser.
I created the cover image for Marianne Hirsch's book The Generation of Postmemory: Writing and Visual Culture After the Holocaust.