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April 12, 2018

Chatting the Pictures: MLK 50, Gaza Mirrors, Trump Script

Welcome to our latest edition of Chatting the Pictures. Streamed weekly over the web, RTP’s Michael Shaw and Cara Finnegan meet up Saturday mornings for twenty-five minutes or so for a lively chat about three current news photos.

On this week’s webcast with RTP’s Michael Shaw and Cara Finnegan, we looked at pictures from Memphis by Brendan Smialowski, Gaza by AP’s Khalil Hamra and West Virginia by Reuters’ Kevin Lamarque. We also note how today’s news and news photography is far from boring, but wonder if that is always a good thing.

Slideshow

PHOTO: Brendan Smialowski via Instagram. 50th anniversary assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. April 4, 2018, Memphis, Tennessee.

PHOTO: Khalil Hamra/AP. Palestinian protestors are seen through mirrors used to reflect the sun light at Israeli soldiers during a protest next to the Gaza Strip border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Monday, April 2, 2018. 

PHOTO: Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS. U.S. President Donald Trump throws his prepared remarks into the air while speaking about tax reform during a visit to White Sulphur Springs in West Virginia. 

  • 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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