Following up on our discussion of horrific iconic images yesterday. The kind of images that we have been speaking about are evoke a visceral aka gut-wrenching response. However, there is a more subtle approach to getting the message across and often this is the more powerful. Consider, as a poignant example, this story from the San Francisco Chronicle about “Lost Childhood,” by Paul Szoldra, and the associate images by Hamid Khatib for Reuters. It tells the tale of a ten year old Syrian boy who lives in Aleppo, Syrian. He and his father fix weapons for the Free Syrian Army. Issa works ten hours a day and not unlike the children in Jacob Riis’ photograph, “The Children Sleeping on Mulberry Street,” his story is one of lost childhood.