The power of images (and the limitation of words).


This photograph taken by Osman Sagirli is of a Syrian girl called Hudea who mistook the camera for a gun.

I’ve been thinking about this image a lot since I saw it here. I want to be able to write about it, but I can’t. I know that any words I chose to describe the effect this image has on me will fall flat. I don’t think I’ve ever been so frustrated by the limitations of my vocabulary, or of the English language, or words in general.

This is why we make images. Sometimes there is no other way to explain.

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