Paul Chan

Paul has a number of interesting parts to his site. On the front page is the most recent effort: snapshots of people from Baghdad. He was in Baghdad and took photos of ordinary people, which he then posted and urged people to print out and post in their city. Walking in a residential neighborhood in Brooklyn the other day I saw one of the snapshots wheat pasted to a wall above a line of garbage cans. It reminded me of the on-going war in Iraq, but it also brought to mind those fluttering snapshots of loved ones who were lost in the World Trade Center. For months after 9/11 NYC was papered with faces. Paul's work is a haunting reminder that war is also terrorism. (DeeDee Halleck)