"With this new issue entitled “(After)care“, The Eyes explores the methods and approaches of photographers who address the most traumatic chapters of our individual and collective histories.
After collaborating with SMITH (Transgalactic, 2020) and Johny Pitts (B-Side, 2021), we invited the Spanish artist Laia Abril to take over the content of the magazine.
This issue explores the role of responsibility in the process of photography. Many questions are raised in this issue: how do we portray our deepest wounds? What is the significance of vulnerability in the creation of photographs? How can we ensure that the violence of the world is not repeated through the violence of images?
This issue of The Eyes features a variety of works and books by artists who all represent, in their own way, a practice of “photographic care”. The works address subjects as diverse as colonial wars, natural disasters, sexual and gender violence, and disability. Texts and interviews with researchers and artists broaden the reflection on this subject, which is as yet little discussed."