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Twitter/Instagram Roundup Photo September 29, 2017

Puerto Rico is Not a Country: Our Roundup of the Week

Our social media roundup this week deals with hurricane politics, Puerto Rico and Trump’s attack on NFL football players protesting racial injustice.

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Michael Butterworth Photo September 26, 2017

Stirring NFL Protest Optics: Unity to What End?

As encouraging as the explosion of protest in the NFL may be, let us not lose focus on the purpose of such protest in the first place.

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Activism & Protest Photo September 25, 2017

The Visual Politics of Colin Kaepernick

After Donald Trump's ugly outburst about athletes who "take the knee," it seemed time to look at the man our president was alluding to.

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Twitter/Instagram Roundup Photo September 23, 2017

Disasters, Natural and U.N.-Natural: Our Weekly Roundup

It feel like disaster all around. That's par for the course with Trump in charge, but nature has been going the same way.

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Christa Olson Photo September 21, 2017

News Photos: Taking 2 Quakes to Feel for Mexico

It took a second devastating earthquake for visual media to focus more intimately on Mexico's suffering. Should it have?

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President Obama Photo September 14, 2017

Anticipating a Conversation with Pete Souza at Photoville

I am looking forward to Saturday's special edition of the Reading the Pictures Salon at the fabulous Photoville festival. I'll be having a conversation with former White House photographer, Pete Souza.

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Disaster Focus Photo September 12, 2017

Monster Hurricanes and Eco Disaster Photos: The Indecisive Moment

These eco disaster photos allow us to take account of the slow consequences of Harvey and Irma. The fact they defy closure is the whole point.

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Faith Focus Photo September 11, 2017

Salam 9/11

The photo was taken in 2011, on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. It seems even more relevant now. 

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Protest Focus Photo September 7, 2017

The Dreamers and the Pictures: Rising Above

The Dreamers' legitimacy was obvious in the widespread disdain for Trump's action. It is also echoing through the news photography.

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Disaster Focus Photo September 2, 2017

The Most Powerful, Least Seen Harvey Photos: Our Roundup

From the beginning, we sensed Harvey would be physically and socially devastating. These powerful, but lesser seen photos stood out.

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