Just some thoughts as the centenial of Hannah Arendt's birth approaches. We would do well to consider the ease with which a well-educated, democratic society slipped into totalitarianism. Maybe we expect too much of artist/photographers for they/we are merely a part of the culture we live in. The banality of evil can include those who work for the State - a State that commits crimes against humanity. Judgements are easy for the victors to make. There are few photographer/heroes, for most photographers wish to merely pursue their craft. Should we disparage the work of Josef Sudek because he continued as a photographer under both Nazism & Communism?
I think her portrait of Jess Owens is superb especially in comparison to sports photography of that time period.