Unknowns - Syria
This work has the aim to explicitly reflect on the role and the legitimacy given by the media, the ones that give information to the western world, as well as at a global level. With the beginning of the Syrian civil war, we have seen, for the first time in our history, a high number of testimonies from the events taking place there.
The digital technologies, now widespread and at a low price, have enabled many people to use photographs and videos to document everday events, from moments of ordinary life to the most dramatics and cruel ones. The media-world, faced with this huge amount of documentation, has reacted creating a legitimacy bearrier between these images/videos and the news.
This work is composed of sixteen photographs, which are stills taken from videos made by Syrian activists and civilians, during the last months of 2012 and since the start of the civil war.
Below them there are the words used by all the big media channels and companies (from BBC to AlJazeera), to define and shape these testimonies while using them on their reports.