October 28, 2020
Chatting the Pictures

Chatting the Pictures — Jill Biden: I’ve Got a Hold On You

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About the Video

This photo was taken by Andrew Harnik for the AP outside the Biden campaign plane in New Castle, Delaware. Specifically, we see Jill Biden pulling back her husband to maintain social distance as he speaks to reporters. The campaign photo, taken on October 5, 2020, has a little bit of everything to it, including Joe Biden’s personality, Jill Biden’s guidance, and the demands of campaigning during a pandemic—if you’re doing it the careful way.

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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

Cara Finnegan is a writer, photo historian, and professor of Communication at the University of Illinois. She has been affiliated with Reading The Pictures for nearly 15 years, most recently as co-host of Chatting The Pictures. Her latest book is Photographic Presidents: Making History from Daguerreotype to Digital, out with University of Illinois Press in spring 2021.


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