A Burger King surrounded by blast barriers in Baghdad in 2008. Photo by Donovan Wylie.
Image used to illustrate “How cities reshape themselves when trust vanishes” by Thanassis Cambanis. “At root, cities depend on constant leaps of faith. Each act of violence—a mugging, a murder, a bombing—erodes that faith. Over time, especially if there are more attacks, a city will adapt in subtle but profound and insidious ways.”
What is truly disturbing about the Tsarnaev brothers’ destructive behaviour is its depoliticised nature. It seems that their actions were prompted less by ‘the lure of radicalism’ than by the unravelling of meaning in twenty-first-century Western society
“Thomas Sauvin says he is not an artist. He is a editor, curator, collector and archivist. Since 2005, he has rescued over half a million photographic negatives that were on their way to being destroyed. Through the whole of his archive he has created an unedited portrait of a transforming post socialist China.”