Images: Poles and Decades Apart, Two Silent Screams Issue Discomfiting Reverberations

Philip Kennicott (Washington Post) reflects on what we might learn about ourselves when we notice that the photographer who snapped the iconic image of a young girl crying in terror after a napalm attack in Viet Nam 35 years ago also snapped the iconic image of Paris HIlton weeping in the back seat of a police car. They are both photographs. They were both taken by Nick Ut. They are…