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February 25, 2018

Chatting the Pictures: Youth Take Center Stage

Everywhere you looked this week—from Stoneman Douglas High to the Florida State House to the White House to the conservative CPAC conference—young people took center stage. That was the focus of this week’s “Chatting the Pictures,” our weekly 25-minute live stream discussion. This week, RTP’s Michael & Cara Finnegan discuss three standout photos by Ricky Carioti for The Washington Post, John Shinkle for POLITICO, and Amy Lombard for Vanity Fair. Enjoy the replay here.

We encourage your comments on the pictures and how you enjoy this unique analysis. Chatting the Pictures is a shortened, weekly edition of the Reading the Pictures Salon.


Photo: Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post. Feb. 21, 2018 Samuel Zeif, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, left, weeps after recounting his story of the shooting incident at his high school as other students, teachers and Trump listen.

Photo: John Shinkle/POLITICO. Ben Oppold, 20, of Duluth, Minn., engages with local teenagers rallying for gun safety law reform in wake of the Parkland Florida shooting on February 21, 2018. Oppold is in town for CPAC and was at the Capitol for a tour with his friend Trevor Tovsen also from Duluth, Minn.

Photo: Amy Lombard/Vanity Fair. 2018 Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) convention, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, in National Harbor, Maryland.

  • 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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