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Chatting the Pictures Video May 1, 2021

Chatting the Pictures: World Press Photo of The Year, A COVID-19 Hug

World Press Photo of the Year depicts a patron embraced by a nurse at a care home, Sao Paulo, Brazil, through a curtain of clear plastic.

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Notes Photo March 23, 2021

The Halfs and the Half-Nots

How photojournalism is channeling split-screens and divided societies. Perceptually and morally, the style serves as an apt social mirror.

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Chatting the Pictures Video March 14, 2021

Chatting the Pictures: A Focus on the Neediest Covid Patients in L.A.

"Is this the end?" Written in Spanish on a white board, this question has a lot to say about class, race, ethnicity and COVID-19 in L.A.

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Chatting the Pictures Video March 5, 2021

Chatting the Pictures: The “Old Timey” Look of the Second Mars Touch Down

As always, NASA plays the excitement to the hilt. And the first image from Perseverance plays it both forward and backward in time.

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Notes Photo January 11, 2021

The Cult Of Trump In Its Last Throes

In the assault on the Capitol, the distinction between faith, nation, and godhead finally and completely broke down.

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Chatting the Pictures Video October 1, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Agony and Ecstasy over the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In this highlight clip, we discuss Christian conservative women praying at the Supreme Court door as another woman grieves the passing of RBG.

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Chatting the Pictures Video September 15, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Militia Fist Bump With Riot Cop at Stone Mountain

This video looks at the presence of armed Trump supporters, and rising concern over the relationship between police and white militia groups.

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Chatting the Pictures Video August 6, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Obama Weighs Into 2020 Election on Behalf of John Lewis, Voting Rights

In this highlight video, we look at Barack Obama at the memorial service for John Lewis, and his potential impact on the upcoming presidential campaign.

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Notes Photo July 28, 2020

With All Our Troubles, Comet NEOWISE Offers Timely Perspective

Could the comet be a sign? Only coming around every 6,800 years, perhaps NEOWISE has some lessons to offer about history, humility, and introspection.

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Chatting the Pictures Video July 12, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Trump Mt. Rushmore; Gun Waving St. Louis Couple; Racial Protest Self Portrait

This webcast looks at the Trump Mt. Rushmore rally, the St. Louis couple that pointed weapons at demonstrators, and a racial justice self-portrait.

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Chatting the Pictures Video March 23, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Coronavirus Culture, From Vatican, to Apartment Block, to Corner Bar

This webcast looks at the Pope addressing an empty St. Peters Square, the social power of the Italian balcony, and young revelers before the lock-down.

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Notes Photo February 16, 2020

Camouflage is a Common Marvel

Camouflage is a common marvel in the biological world. Whether the dress here is purposeful or not is a different question.

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Notes Photo April 13, 2019

The Black Hole Picture: Ultimately, the Viral Image is More a Reflection of Ourselves

If we really can’t see a black hole, the next best thing is a picture we find familiar.

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Notes Photo January 7, 2018

Carson Jones’s Classic Side Eye

Why did the look from Carson Jones, during his father's Senate swearing-in ceremony, capture so many hearts?

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Notes Photo July 31, 2017

Healthcare Meets the Breadline

As healthcare frays and political abuse further breaks down the system, these scenes become a lot more recognizable.

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Notes Photo June 8, 2017

On that Viral Tornado Photo–a Sign of the Times

Public imagination takes hold of a photo for its own reasons, the force of interest also reflecting something of the times.

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Notes Photo March 9, 2017

Through a Glass, Darkly: Visibility in Trump’s America

It seems to me that the news photo too often is showing us only the aftermath. Too much of the damage is being done off-stage.

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Notes Photo March 6, 2017

Tiny Trumps Don’t Shrink the Sexual Power Trip

This Tiny Trump is funny, in essence, because he is smaller than a woman. The joke, ultimately, is at her expense.

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