Spectacle and spectres: London 7 july 2005

Autumn 2007

Rose discusses the personal photographs, released by the Evening Standard and replicated by other national newspapers, of dead and missing victims of the London 7/7 bombings. Rose argues that the photographs aimed to incorporate victims and readers in a community of normality and thus to erase questions of responsibility. She suggests a method of looking differently at photographs of the dead, acknowledging difference and a responsibility to engage with that difference.

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