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January 27, 2018

Chatting the Pictures: Women’s March; Nassar Trial; Trump/Govt Shutdown

Hey, we’re trying a new thing!

It’s publisher Michael Shaw and our Salon host, Cara Finnegan, doing a live 25 minute Facebook chat on 3 headline photos. Recorded January 27th, 2018, the pictures including one from the Women’s March by Melissa Bender, one from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse trial by Brendan McDermid for Reuters, and a photo by Doug Mills of The New York Times on Trump and the government shutdown. By the way, here’s the link to our Facebook page.


Photo: Melissa Bender. Women’s March, New York City, January 20, 2018.

Photo: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid. Victim and former gymnast Bailey Lorencen speaks at the sexual abuse trial of former USA Gymnastic team doctor, Larry Nassar.

Photo: Doug Mills/ New York Times  Donald Trump’s hands are seen as he listens to members of congress discuss Immigration reform in the Cabinet Room of the White House.

  • Panelists
  • Michael Shaw An analyst of news photos and visual journalism, and a frequent lecturer and writer on visual politics, photojournalism and media literacy, Michael is the founder and publisher of Reading the Pictures.
  • Cara Finnegan Communication Professor, University of Illinois. Author of Making Photography Matter: A Viewer's History from the Civil War to the Great Depression and Picturing Poverty: Print Culture and FSA Photographs. Moderator, Reading the Pictures Salon.

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