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Advertising Watch Photo October 31, 2013

Amnesty International's Hyper-Local and "Hyper-Visual" Public Service Denouncements

If the goal was not just to drive traffic to AI and increase the organization's brand but to also cause people to "imagine it there,"does it create that result, or does it yield a more resistant reaction?

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Visual Forensics Photo October 29, 2013

My Lai, Sexual Assault and the Black Blouse Girl: Forty-Five Years Later, One of America’s Most Iconic Photos Hides Truth in Plain Sight

What are we to make of this erasure, one that indicates sexual violence in the light of day? And why is it that most Americans readily recognize the “Napalm Girl” but not the “Black Blouse Girl?”

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Media Focus Photo

Meet the De Blasios!

Call it patronizing all the way down to the typography.

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Culture Focus Photo October 28, 2013

I'm Glad I Spent it With You: On the Passing of Lou Reed

Like always, Reed used these three categories typically ascribed to the artist -- personal destruction, recovery and transcendence -- as just more ironic material.

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Culture Focus Photo October 27, 2013

Saudi Women: Driving Home the Point

How nice (and stereotype-defying) to see men also giving a nod.

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Culture Focus Photo October 25, 2013

Those Niagara Falls Fear Factory Photos

I have a theory why these have gone viral.

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Photography/Photojournalism Photo October 24, 2013

Alex Garcia's "Inner City" Photos from Austin: The Pictures That Cannot Be Seen

Where the "impossibility" lies is in the steep challenge of looking at these photos naïvely enough to consider each individual as distinct from the associations they invariably stimulate.

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President Obama Photo October 23, 2013

Son of Shutdown: Those Obama Rose Garden/Affordable Care Roll Out Photos

Conventional media wisdom and some misplaced notion of balance and liberal panic has apparently dictated that the Affordable Care Act's stumble out of the gate equates to the GOP's near-lethal, self-inflicted wound.

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Photo October 21, 2013

Visual Evidence Way Back in 2010 of GOP Leadership Bringing Tea Partiers into the Fold

Fast forward to now, can anyone say that McCarthy's open door policy and cajoling talent has led to the mavericks climbing under his wing?

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Business Focus Photo October 20, 2013

Sunday Stills #2: Windowless

Do you know what's so brilliant -- and brilliantly rare -- about Chip Somodevilla's Instagram?

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Protest Focus Photo October 19, 2013

Sunday Stills #1: Here's What You Can Do With Your Shutdown

With conservatives precluding the ability of the government to pay its bills, raining down benjamins was a way of mocking that leverage -- along with its paternalism.

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illustration Photo October 18, 2013

On Banksy's NY Residency: Respect to 9/11

I know the man works quickly so I can't tell how much he intended the petals to appear blackened but it speaks eloquently, both to the horror as well as the re-emergence.

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Protest Focus Photo October 17, 2013

Cruz, Palin and The Clown Show — Courtesy of Photographer Mark Peterson

Only the fizzling end to the insurrection has allowed reality to catch up to Mark Peterson's Cruz, Palin and Paul.

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Photo October 15, 2013

Shooting Boehner: Shutdown Visuals Meet GOP Aggression

To the extent he and his caucus are perpetrating violence on the legislative system, yes, the photos do feature photographers targeting Boehner with their lenses.

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Originals Photo October 14, 2013

Stacy Kranitz: From the Study on Post-Pubescent Manhood

More than just immersing myself in the daily experience of their lives, I wanted to make something that represented the peculiar power relationship between subject and documenter, by looking at the ways that I provoked, empowered and exploited my ‘subjects’

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Sports Focus Photo

On That Viral Red Sox Home Run Photo on the Boston Globe Cover (and What it Has to Do With the Marathon Bombing)

The overcoming of adversity relates not just to Boston but the country, baseball being America's game.

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Is the Backlash Finally Underway?

Finally a full-throated backlash image -- and the strongest expression of liberal assertiveness since the 2012 election.

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