For a while now, I have refrained from watching German TV stations, but I’m sure you have been shown plenty of Kiev-related images and videos already. Here in Serbia, the Ukrainian riots are reported permanently, one horror image after the other. And even though I try to consume as little news as possible, I don’t always succeed in zapping away, which is why clouds of smoke over Kiev and scenes of a barricaded and burning city, are indeed familiar to me. Already, I can predict that one of these pictures will win the next World Press Photo Award. Unfortunately, it won’t be the following “photoshopped” one, which I like so much due to its “anti-war-effect”.
In my view, it has more expressiveness than all of the blunt violent images you see on the news these days.