Punctum, the detail

It’s the punctum, in a photograph, that holds our gaze.
According to French philosopher and writer  Roland Barthes in his La Chambre Claire,  it’s often no more than a detail where the message gets through.

I gaze at what is missing



The care of a keffyeh wrapping the baby



The eyes



Missing a home, a baby, hope for the future.
The details of one year of war on Yemen through the eyes of this man


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