Beeldessay - Eia mater fons amoris | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 16, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 1388-3186
  • E-ISSN: 2352-2437


In this pictorial essay, Buikema investigates the image that won the World Press Photo award in 2012. This photograph of a veiled woman cradling the body of a fallen revolutionary in a mosque in Yemen evokes in western audiences the image of the pieta. Buikema argues that the image pictorially stages a confrontation between east and west, and owes its affective power to the similarities with and difference from christian depictions of the virgin mother.


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