This exhibition of photographs drawn from contemporary art, advertising, and photojournalism, explores the ethics and aesthetics involved in depicting human suffering. Through work by such diverse photographers as Alfredo Jaar (b. Santiago, Chile, 1956), An-My Lê (American, b. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 1960), James Nachtwey (American, b. 1948), Andres Serrano (American, b. 1950), and Sebastião Salgado (Brazilian, b. 1944), the exhibition documents some of the key debates concerning the aestheticization of suffering in photography, and considers the ethical, economic and political impact of the production and circulation of these images.