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March 11, 2016

What Would Gandhi Do? — Our Twitter/Instagram Round Up of the Week

In our Twitter/Instagram round up this week, the campaign continues to dominate. More specifically, we mean the oddities of the steamrolling Trump campaign. We continued to call out winning work from the major photo contests. This week, we highlighted a photo from Syria by Abd Doumany and an image by Chicago photographer E. Jason Wambsgans (larger version with caption) honored by Picture of the Year. Each brings greater deeper and context to scenes we have tragically seen many times over. Finally, we were interested in the visual juxtaposition of two different stories on the NYT mobile site, one about a US airstrike in Somalia and the other, showcasing a sumptuous photo of the cast of “Downton Abbey.” In retweeting, @ClickErik’s response was just perfect: “Consequence of Empire.”

A supporter of the youth wing of India’s opposition Congress Party holds a portrait of the Indian independence leader and renowned pacifist, Mahatma Gandhi, as police use water canons to stop protesters from marching towards Indian Parliament during a protest in New Delhi, India, on March 2, 2016. The protest was against a statement given by Smriti Irani, India’s Human Resource Development Minister, in the Indian Parliament during a debate on recent student protests in the country. Altaf Qadri / AP



 


 


 

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