“If the face is a politics, dismantling the face is also a politics.”
–Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus, 188.
Images of the face are striking, whether they are snapshots or carefully composed portraits. They are used to identify and control us - in our passports or through automatic face recognition. But they are also used in protests - particularly marches protesting the disappeared. What is it that makes these images so powerful?