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Iwo Jima v. Abu Ghraib

David Simpson: The iconic image, 29 November 2007

No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture and Liberal Democracy 
by Robert Hariman and John LouisLucaites.
Chicago, 419 pp., £19, June 2007, 978 0 226 31606 2
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... commonplace since at least the American Civil War. In No Caption Needed, Robert Hariman and John LouisLucaites are less concerned with these debates than with the ways in which iconic images have been used to propose and renegotiate various kinds of ‘democratic citizenship’ and ‘civic identity’. Here ...

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