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.
Four days after the vote, the media finally called the presidency for Biden. Despite the pandemic, citizens poured into the streets to celebrate. Of the media pictures that captured the milestone, we were drawn to this one taken by Andrew Kelly for Reuters. As we explain, the photo of a jubilant cab driver in Manhattan’s Union Square had plenty to say about politics, ethnicity, and a massive and widespread sense of joy and relief.
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