Gadaffi alive, Gadaffi dead

I wrote about the unknown “in between” of images showing the last moments and corpse of Moammar Gaddafi in today’s The Washington Post. It’s part of an occasional Images series I’ve been writing since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003. Most of these columns focus on a single phenomenon, the accidental meanings of the supposedly simple, stable and indexical journalistic photograph. After spending the day in the library I came home to discover that the mystery of that “in between,” the way in which Gaddafi died, is already a political question in the new Libya.

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