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A history of violence: why Andres Serrano turned his camera to torture

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He drowned Jesus in urine and visited the KKK. Now the provocative photographer is chronicling the infliction of pain, from medieval dungeons to Abu Ghraib Andres Serrano has never shied away from controversy. Back in 1987 his work Piss Christ – a photograph of a plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of his own urine – led to accusations of blasphemy, and the work is still the subject of protests whenever it appears in exhibitions. You would hope the New York photographer’s latest series could summon similar righteous anger. It delves into the world of torture, throughout history and up to the present day. Ten photographs from the series are currently on display at Stills Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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