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Chatting the Pictures Video March 23, 2024

Chatting the Pictures: Bringing Later Stage Abortions into the Light

The images of a later-stage abortion not only bring the procedure into sharper focus but also challenge the restrictive narratives imposed by new laws.

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Notes Photo August 14, 2023

Barbiecore is Litmus Test in Post-Roe America

Barbie has become the summer's leading political symbol. Leslie Hahner on that astronaut portrait and Barbie’s projection in political space.

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Chatting the Pictures Video July 20, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: In the Post-Roe Blur

As distinct from the protests, the photo calls up the post-Roe state of mind, including the confusion, determination, and women on the move.

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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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Notes Photo January 29, 2020

Athletic Upskirting at the Australian Open

In addition to being a (sometimes) illegal pastime of amateur photographers on subway trains and public staircases the world over, upskirting has long been a mainstay of fashion, advertising, and stock photography. It’s no surprise, then, that it pops up occasionally in the realm of sports photography in athletic...

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Notes Photo September 29, 2018

Our Top Kavanaugh Pics Starting from the Beginning

We profile 17 top photos from the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

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Notes Photo February 15, 2018

Gender and the World Press Photo 2018 Award Finalists

In this current cultural moment, in the atmosphere of #MeToo, how do we reconcile this group of World Press Photo contest nominees?

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Notes Photo February 8, 2018

Portraits of Retired Sex Workers: The Gaze Turned the Other Way

Formerly public women evicted from private space, these retired sex workers are now proudly private and challenge us to recognize it.

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Notes Photo February 2, 2018

The Remarkable Scenes of the Women Facing Larry Nassar

I am shaken by the faces of former patients of Nassar as they come undone. I find it hard to look too long.

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Notes Photo January 29, 2018

Midterms Mania and one Candidate’s Wife’s Purple Hair

"I like the idea of Congress being exposed, as much as possible, to women who rock the purple hair and to the men who admire them." An eye on Indiana's 9th.

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Notes Photo January 8, 2018

Our Favorite Cutaways from Oprah’s Golden Globes Speech

Oprah's speech turned out to be the emotional equivalent of a #MeToo keynote and call-to-arms.

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Notes Photo January 4, 2018

A Gillibrand Photo, and the Visual Effects of #MeToo

On the surface, the photo of Gillibrand has nothing to do with sexual harassment and assault. On another level, it has everything to do with it.

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Notes Photo December 6, 2017

7 Takes on TIME’s “Person of the Year” Silence Breakers Cover

In effect, Trump did make the "Person of the Year" cover. On TIME’s striking POY Silence Breaker Cover.

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Notes Photo November 20, 2017

Franken, Harassment, and the Power of a Picture

In Franken's case, his indiscretion may fundamentally differ from the acts of Weinstein or Roy Moore, but he's damned by the photo.

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Notes Photo June 19, 2017

The Cosby Verdict and the Face of the Policewoman on the Courthouse Steps

Beyond the subordination of women, the screenshots testify that that these are days beyond words.

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Notes Photo April 18, 2017

What’s in an Easter Egg Roll? The Trumps Unguarded

The rarest opportunity to see Trump and his family in a personal situation, photographers haven't had this kind of prolonged access to him since the inauguration.

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Notes Photo March 9, 2017

On the Fearless Girl Statue and the Wall Street Bull

I have a hard time giving board room gender reform anywhere near the same importance as the pillaging of the EPA, HUD or the Department of Education.

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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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