WFMZ-TV interviews history professor regarding publication of graphic image showing Ukrainian victims
WFMZ-TV interviewed Paul Barclay, professor and head of history at Lafayette, regarding a graphic image published by The New York Times showing Ukrainian victims of a Russian attack. The image prompted a public conversation about journalists’ need to illustrate the reality of war.
“The only problem I have with war photographs is that there is never going to be enough of them,” said Barclay, who has taught a first-year seminar on the history of photography at the College. “Since the Vietnam War we’ve been looking at horrific colorful images of war in places we don’t know a lot about, and those images move us, they inform us, and sometimes they confuse us.”