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February 11, 2018

Chatting the Pictures: Trump Cheerleaders; Super Bowl Body; SpaceX Starman

Hey, we’re back with another news photo chat! Watch RTP publisher Michael Shaw and Salon host, Cara Finnegan, riff for 20 minutes or so about three headline photos. This week, we looked at a tawdry shot from Trump International by AFP Photo’s Saul Loeb; a powerful image from the Super Bowl by Chris Wattie of Reuters Pictures; and a viral brand image that rocked the news, social and marketing universe, the Starman from SpaceX. We encourage your comments on the pix and feedback on our own launch of this regular feature. Chatting the Pictures is a shortened, mostly weekly edition of the Reading the Pictures Salon.

Slideshow

Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump watch the Florida Atlantic University Marching Band perform prior to a Super Bowl party at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, February 4, 2018. 

Photo: Chris Wattie/Reuters. Philadelphia Eagles’ Patrick Robinson celebrates winning the Super Bowl. February 4, 2018. 

Photo: Official Space X photo via Flickr. Falcon Heavy Demo Mission, February 7, 2018. 

  • 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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