CNN features video work by VBS about a publication that closely follows gruesome slayings in Mexico City. Like every photo of someone’s brutal demise, I wonder if such images have the power to prevent further violence by alerting us to its horror, or if they are just another blip of titilation in today’s media diet. I suppose it’s not black and white. I tend to believe more information is better; awareness is the first step toward action of any sort.
Here’s the long version of the video: