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October 6, 2016

Trump, a Girl and a Big Purple Hat: Our Twitter/Instagram Favs

In our social media round up this week, our eyes were mostly on the presidential race. Throughout the campaign, AP photographer Evan Vucci has been keen and fearless in his Trump coverage on Instagram. If this girl has no clue about Trump’s eternal profit motive, Vucci sure does. And the purple hat is fantastic. If there is nothing purple (read: bipartisan) about this dreadful exercise, might the phrase “all hat” apply?  We also found several heartfelt images this week, including the picture of the Pope in quake-torn Amatrice and John Moore’s image of the human cost of our broken immigration system. With all the animosity in the world right now, we also fell for Todd Heisler’s pigeons.

Seven year-old Hollie Hughes, of Riner, Va. looks at a book before a campaign rally with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Roanoke, Va.

In sight, out of mind? (Talking about ours, not his.) Telling, also, how it “frames” just one face — that of marketing culture. #Repost @ruddynegus ・・・ October 6, 2016 The Frame On my way to the Jamaican Consulate and stopped to talk to Sean who is 36 years old and panhandling on the street. I stopped because his signage was kinda elaborate. Side note though, a woman walked up to me to ask if I had noticed that people were coming up to him to collect the money he collected. Apparently she suspects that guys like Sean are being used all over the New York street corners to collect money. I didn’t see anyone. #streetportrait #streetphotography #street_bw #makeportraits #makeportrait #monochrom #leicam246 #poverty #homelessness #socialjustice #streetphotography #vets #homelessvets #marketing #advertising #retail #marketingculture #eyeglasses #lenses #vision #sight #twoamericas #panhandling

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Photo: Evan Vucci Caption: Seven year-old Hollie Hughes, of Riner, Va. looks at a book before a campaign rally with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Roanoke, Va., September 29, 2016.

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