June 3, 2021
Chatting the Pictures

Chatting the Pictures: Submerged Man in Miami and Kadir van Lohuizen’s Essential Climate Imagery

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.

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About the Video
Kadir van Lohuizen’s photo for Noor Images is part of his decade-long project documenting the climate crisis and the vulnerability of the world’s coastlines. This eye-catching image is a creative depiction of a king tide, projecting what it would look like if water breached the Indian Creek sea wall in Miami Beach.  In this video, we take a deeper look at van Lohuizen’s project, the offbeat nature of the floating head, and the media challenge of making climate crisis images more impactful.

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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 most recent book is Photographic Presidents: Making History from Daguerreotype to Digital.


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