Welcome to Chatting the Pictures. Every two weeks, we present short highlights of a lively discussion between Michael Shaw, publisher of Reading the Pictures, and writer, professor and historian, Cara Finnegan. Each video is dedicated to analyzing a significant picture in the news.
This is a scan of the New York Times front page above the fold on August 12, 2020, the day after Kamala Harris was selected as Joe Biden’s running mate. The photo was originally taken by Daniel Acker for The Times at a political town hall in Iowa in October, 2019. Biden’s choice of a running mate proved historic. In this highlight video, we detail how the layout matched the moment.
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