The photo series ‘A Syrian Odyssey’ (2017) takes the most recent tragedy of displacement – featured exhaustively in the media – and projects these images, which have entered the collective consciousness, onto anguished naked bodies. In this series, Guttmann attempts to humanize the tragic but often abstracted story of displacement by portraying the images directly onto the bodies of those displaced. The viewer is no longer a mere spectator watching the tragedy from a safe distance, but is invited and encouraged to study the image in detail. After all, this person’s story could be our – the viewers’ – story.

The photo series ‘A Syrian Odyssey’ (2017) takes the most recent tragedy of displacement – featured exhaustively in the media – and projects these images, which have entered the collective consciousness, onto anguished naked bodies. In this series, Guttmann attempts to humanize the tragic but often abstracted story of displacement by portraying the images directly onto the bodies of those displaced. The viewer is no longer a mere spectator watching the tragedy from a safe distance, but is invited and encouraged to study the image in detail. After all, this person’s story could be our – the viewers’ – story.

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 The photo series ‘A Syrian Odyssey’ (2017) takes the most recent tragedy of displacement – featured exhaustively in the media – and projects these images, which have entered the collective consciousness, onto anguished naked bodies. In this series, Guttmann attempts to humanize the tragic but often abstracted story of displacement by portraying the images directly onto the bodies of those displaced. The viewer is no longer a mere spectator watching the tragedy from a safe distance, but is invited and encouraged to study the image in detail. After all, this person’s story could be our – the viewers’ – story.
MiriamGuttmann3.jpg
MiriamGuttmann4.jpg
IMG_1704.jpg
MiriamGuttmann5.jpg
MiriamGuttmann6.jpg
MiriamGuttmann7.jpg
MiriamGuttmann8.jpg
MiriamGuttmann9.jpg

The photo series ‘A Syrian Odyssey’ (2017) takes the most recent tragedy of displacement – featured exhaustively in the media – and projects these images, which have entered the collective consciousness, onto anguished naked bodies. In this series, Guttmann attempts to humanize the tragic but often abstracted story of displacement by portraying the images directly onto the bodies of those displaced. The viewer is no longer a mere spectator watching the tragedy from a safe distance, but is invited and encouraged to study the image in detail. After all, this person’s story could be our – the viewers’ – story.

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