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Death, Disease and Destruction
Death, disease and destruction

The bloody massacre in Bangladesh quickly covered over the memory of the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia, the assassination of Allende drowned out the groans of Bangladesh, the war in the Sinai Desert made people forget Allende, the Cambodian massacre made people forget Sinai and so on and so forth, until ultimately everyone lets everything be forgotten.

Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

We discovered that the camera was never a filter through which we were protected from the worst of what we witnessed. Quite the opposite. The images were burnt on our minds as well as our films.

Greg Marinovich, photographer

Reporting tragedies is necessarily intrusive. However, Dunblane was different. As one journalist said, it was the ‘first tragedy … ...

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