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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Car accidents, electrocutions, drownings, shoot-outs, and train wrecks. Does that get ya in the Christmas spirit? Enrique Metinides's photographs at Anton Kern Gallery capture horrific moments that stop you dead in your tracks. Like the famed WeeGee, Metinides worked as a tabloid newspaper photographer, snapping pix for 50 years in and around Mexico City. These images aren't death porn, however; they portray the dead as vulnerable, and the living as fragile. The human suffering in these photos is palpable and stays with you. (Images via Anton Kern gallery)