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June 16, 2018

Chatting the Pictures: Border Enforcement/Family Separation; Trump/Kim Summit; A Proud Election Victory

Welcome to the latest edition of Chatting the Pictures, a webcast analyzing the week’s top news photos.

This week, Michael Shaw and Cara Finnegan discuss a viral Border Patrol detention, and potential family separation photo; a picture from the Trump-Kim Jong Un summit in Singapore, and a Campaign ’18  photo of a proud and unabashed activist candidate being sworn in in Georgia.

Photos by Getty’s John Moore, Kevin Lim of The Straits Times/EPA, and Joshua L. Jones of the Athens Banner-Herald.  

As usual, we welcome your feedback and comments.


Photo: John Moore/Getty Images. A two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. The asylum seekers had rafted across the Rio Grande from Mexico and were detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents before being sent to a processing center for possible separation. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is executing the Trump administration’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy towards undocumented immigrants. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions also said that domestic and gang violence in immigrants’ country of origin would no longer qualify them for political asylum status.

Photo: Kevin Lim/The Straits Times/EPA. A document being exchanged between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean leader’s sister Kim Yo Jong moments after it was signed.

Photo: Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald. Mariah Parker takes her oath of office for County Commissioner District 2 with her hand on the autobiography of Malcolm X and her mother Mattie Parker by her side on the steps of City Hall in downtown Athens, Ga., Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Parker filled the county commissioner seat vacated by Harry Sims who left his seat to run for mayor. She won the election for District 2 by 13 votes.

  • 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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