Dead Man in Pakistan

Michael Bamber, Man in Mingora

This photograph by Michael Kamber for the New York Times, published on September 14, 2009 is captioned, “Mingora residents surrounded a man found blindfolded, bound and shot in the head last month”

I have completed a series of paintings that respond to this image.  Without abandoning expressionism and the primacy of emotional experience as a good, as such, I’m trying to reflect on the event, the sense experience of the act, and the transformation that, in time, makes a worm cage out of a man.

Dead Man in Pakistan

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~ by Faheem Haider on October 22, 2009.

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