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Marshall McLuhan once said he wasn’t sure who discovered water, but he was pretty sure it wasn’t the fish. Similarly, when we are immersed in something, surrounded by images from the media the way we are, we may come to accept them as just part of the real and natural world.

How to represent trauma without falling into old tropes of misrepresentation of the victims? Winter in America presents the contrast of the tranquility of Marina del Rey in Los Angeles with the chaos of the Syrian refugee crisis.

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Incumbent government Syrian flag, rebel Syrian flag