The power of an image

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Fri 4 September 2015

18 mins

It could have been anyone's child. The photo of Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi lying on a beach in Turkey has gone viral and provoked global outrage. But is it right to capture such a raw and intimate image of someone else's child? And what is our responsibility, as witnesses to this terrible tragedy?

GUESTS
Moshe Rozenveig, founder and director of the Head On photographic festival
Ian Rintoul, coordinator at the Refugee Action Coalition

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