Enjoy our best posts of 2016….
MLK: March 25, 1965
What makes the MLK photo seem so immediate and contemporary is how much it feels like a selfie. For a news photo, it’s unusually intimate even now.
Photo: Wayne Lawrence
Showing kids who could, if not for the skin color, be coming home to Park Avenue from private schools brings home how universal the need for water is.
Watch the Reading the Pictures Salon: A Look at Early Campaign ’16
Through the early primaries, Campaign ‘16 has been one of the strangest presidential races ever. Our expert salon panel analyzes key photos of the process.
The Brussels Attack: Between Two Cell Phone Photos of the Same Scene
Photo:Ketevan Kardava—Georgian Public Broadcaster/AP
What stood out from Monday’s terror attack in Brussels is how two slightly different cell phone photos became defining images of the event.
Photo: Jae C. Hong/Associated Press
To observe the true disconnect between Trump and evangelicals, illustrations are not hard to find.
Photo: Alice Proujansky
Reviewing these photographs while feeding my own newborn, I am reminded that reproductive rights are a crucial part of women balancing work and family.
Steve McCurry’s Rickshaw
Photo: Steve McCurry
If Steve McCurry’s aesthetic and the doctoring to achieve it deserves the criticism, I’m wondering what is positive and worthy for us to learn from it.
Photo: Ruddy Roye
Mindful of the smoldering racial and political atmosphere in the country right now, the photo’s symbolism reaches beyond a single instance of goodwill.
On that Crazy Pete Souza Obama VR Shot
If, a few years ago, someone told us this picture celebrated the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service…. mind blown!
Christa Olson-The Visual Politics of Empty Shelves
Photo: Meridith Kohut / New York Times
Photographs of bare stores and starving families fit too neatly into “us and them,” imagining whole political systems as economically and morally bankrupt.
This animated GIF was created by artist Nancy Burson to consider how Donald Trump’s mind works and to stir reflection from the mogul’s malignant soul.
News Photos of Police Protests: More Profiling of Black Males
Photo: Logan Cyrus/Charlotte Magazine
What we’re seeing in these photo galleries is a replay of the stereotype associating young black men with criminal and savages.
Photo: Andrew McConnell—Panos
What makes one event the intense focus of “name photojournalists” and visual media while others are largely ignored?
On Trump, the Rally Mob and the Terrorizing of Journalists
Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Trump’s blaming and bullying actually causes us to fear for the safety of the writers and photographers covering the last days of this pyrrhic campaign.
Trump’s Office Shrine: The Magazine Table, FOX Interview & Self-Obsession
The segment of the FOX Trump interview proves so telling, it could be mistaken for a behavioral experiment.
Reading the Pictures Salon — How Science is Pictured in the Media and Public Culture: A Joint Reading the Pictures/Seeing Science (UMBC) Salon
Photo: Daniel Stier
This joint Reading the Pictures/Seeing Science/UMBC Salon is interested in science as a social agenda and how science images are being portrayed in visual culture.