Welcome to Chatting the Pictures. Every two weeks, we present a short, lively video discussion between Michael Shaw, publisher of Reading the Pictures, and writer, professor, and historian, Cara Finnegan, examining a significant picture in the news. Chatting the Pictures is produced by Liliana Michelena.
This photograph was taken by Marcus Yam for the Los Angeles Times. It shows Palestinian family members attending a candlelight vigil in Gaza amidst the profound destruction caused by Israeli airstrikes in May 2021. We discuss the extraordinary sensory qualities of the photo, including the color and sense of texture; the unusual depth of field; and the way these latest hostilities have lent the Palestinians more visibility.
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