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An untitled photograph by Kim Thue from Dead Traffic, a book of his work in Sierra Leone, published in 2012 by dienacht Publishing. Courtesy the artist and dienacht Publishing. This photograph appears in the Readings section of the March 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.
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“Civilization masks us with a screen, from ourselves and from one another, with thin depth of unreality. We habitually live — do we not? — in a world self-created, half established, of false values arbitrarily upheld, largely inspired by misconception, misapprehension, wrong perspective, and defective proportion, misapplication.”