Topic: régime tripartite

Rancière writes about a regime of the images in three parts. The naked image doesn't make any art. It seems to represent something unique. Example: an image of the concentration camps. The "bare" image is also claiming the naked reality but in the realm of arts. And the metaphoric image is between the material and the non-material.
Like for most of his theories, this regime (the esthetic regime of the images) is very fluent and the frontier between the three parts is porous. He gives the example of one of the few images taken inside the concentration camp of Ausschwitz during the functioning of the camp. There couldn't be more bare image. It is taken in the most dangerous clandestinity. The photographer (a prisonner) knows that he would be sentenced by instant death if he had to be discovered. And yet this photography brings us back to Rembrandt and his Caracase of an ox. And then again of course this image will produce Francis Bacon and other clandestine images taken by the jailers this time, the pictures taken by the amused americans of their tortures in the prison of Abu Graib.
It would be absurd to state that the prisoner of Auschwitz was thinking of Rembrandt while taking his photograph on the sly. As well as it would be stupid to start to argue that the torturer of Abu Graib had any sense of art history while committing their crimes. Yet they did.
I couldn't find the picture Rancière is talking about.