Abu Ghraib Torture Exhibition (warning: explicit images)

Via Raw Story:

“Security firmly in place, Clinton Fein’s latest exhibition, Torture, scheduled to open at Toomey Tourell Gallery in San Francisco on January 4, 2007, is a shocking and defiant exploration of America’s approach to torture under the Bush administration,” the press release states.

The exhibition consists of “a series of staged and digitally manipulated photographic images” which “recreate infamous torture scenes from Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, transforming diffuse, muted and low-resolution images into large-scale, vivid, powerful and frightening reproductions.”

Artist Fein was born in South Africa, and according to his blog, he is “closely identified with his controversial web site, Annoy.com and his notable Supreme Court victory against Janet Reno, Attorney General of the United States, challenging the constitutionality of the Communications Decency Act in 1997, where Fein’s right to disseminate his art was upheld in a landmark victory for First Amendment rights.”

And just what types of pictures he plans on exhibiting? Here are two of them:

Clinton Fein Torture Exhibition 01

Clinton Fein Torture Exhibition 02

And then you wonder why I think George W. Bush is a war criminal.

8 Responses to Abu Ghraib Torture Exhibition (warning: explicit images)

  1. sensationalism… it truly is the most dangerous/powerful weapon known to man.

    if the point of this exhibition isn’t purely sensationalism, then where’s the “series of staged and digitally manipulated photographic images” of beheadings and Arab men raping Arab teen boys? this sort of thing is part of the problem not the solution – this will only breed more hate.

    and if you really think that George Bush is a war criminal than you’re just as much of a lemming or sheep as all the Fox News watchers who think he’s a saint…. without any proof, [no proof exists; 2nd, 3rd, and mostly 4th hand information on the internet isn’t a viable source], therefore a definative statement about the criminality of the president is impossible, AND you making such statements seperates you from any and all credibility.

  2. Mike says:

    this is so misleading. you should immediately state that the photos are staged, then make your commentary, otherwise we all lose legitimacy when fighting this administration. people feel duped. it’s bad.

  3. truly.equal says:

    I did state the photos were staged. Read the quote just below the images. I’ll paste it below just in case:

    ‘The exhibition consists of “a series of STAGED AND DIGITALLY MANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES” which “recreate infamous torture scenes from Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, transforming diffuse, muted and low-resolution images into large-scale, vivid, powerful and frightening reproductions.”’

    By the way, the “manipulated” images are based on REAL images on REAL events on Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, under the command of Mr. Rumsfeld and Bush. ‘Nuff said.

  4. you can’t prove that Bush or Rummy had anything to do with those events–and, your knowledge of those events is purely based off bias, (all news media is pushing some agenda–usually that agenda is making a profit–nothing sells like sensationalism), so “enough said” would be you saying that your opinion is nothing more than a culmination of the bits and pieces of propaganda that you chose to believe.

    having said all that, i do like your site and i linked you.

  5. ladarzak says:

    Oh, please, brandon pennington, Bush is the boss, the leader. He allowed this. He’s responsible. End of story.

    So, who will replace Bush? GOre? He seems like a good guy, but this is just from his climate movie. I’ve been shaking my head since Bush stole, literally, vote to get himself installed in the office of president. He may go down in history as the worst president ever, eh?

  6. oh please ladarzak… prove something. i’m not saying that’s he’s not responsible, but you can’t prove whelther or not the people who committed those acts acted with direction or without. so, he is responsible, but did he allow it? that’s a huge difference, (the difference between being a criminal or just lousey at his job) one you or i or truly can’t prove or provide anything but conjecture about.

    the next pres?… i still like john edwards, and i like mccain 5 years ago. but really, just anybody but fucking hillary.

  7. truly.equal says:

    Give me a break. Everyone knows Bush is responsible – isn’t he the Decider? He reminds us enough every time he opens his mouth. And he has nothing to do with this? You know he gets a boner every time he says “I’m the leader of the free world”, yet notice how all of the problems are someone else’s fault, not his.

  8. truly, you’re buying too much into conjecture and opinion — buying into the anit-media is the same as swearing by fox news. Bush is responsible for the actions committed by his staff, that’s a given. he is not the decider on every level. so, the answer is, no, on paper, according to the facts, he’s not criminally responsible for the actions of people beneath him. you just can’t prove if he “allowed it” or not. you saying that he “gets a hard-on” and all that is the same as brit hume saying he’s the greatest ever.

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