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May 27, 2018

Chatting the Pictures: Royal Wedding; Santa Fe Massacre; Trump Summit Coin

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.

This week, Michael and Cara discuss a pool photograph of Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, from the royal wedding; a photo published by The New Yorker depicting the shooting massacre at Santa Fe High School; and the picture of a coin commemorating a potential U.S.-North Korea summit meeting. As usual, we welcome your feedback and comments.

(Photos: Pool via Getty Images; Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images; White House Gift Shop (unaffiliated with the White House.)


Photo: Pool via Getty Images. Caption: Meghan Markle leaves the Cliveden House Hotel accompanied by her mother, Ms. Doria Ragland, ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.

Photograph by Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Caption: A memorial for the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting.

Korea Summit Coin

  • 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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