Rebecca Adelman Archives
8 Posts
Media Focus Photo April 23, 2018

With Media Fixated on the Terror, a Good Time to Look Again at Everyday Middle East

With western media concentrated on Gaza and Douma, crisis and violence again come to stereotype the Middle East and Islam.

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Fashion Focus Photo January 10, 2018

The Delicate Balance of Style Photos from War-Torn South Sudan

We are encouraged to see the South Sudanese people as something other than the face of a crisis. The risk, though, is to miss the crisis completely.

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Rebecca Adelman Photo October 10, 2017

On that Rohingya Woman in a Basket

In another instance, a woman fit into a too-small basket might be a visual joke. In this case though, carrying something is a larger communicative act.

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Race & Ethnicity Photo June 20, 2017

The Mind of Skinheads: What the Racist is Expected to Look Like

The photos suggest that racism can be depicted by signs of gender, sexuality, and class, and if people don’t live or look like that, they must not be.

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Faith Focus Photo April 26, 2017

On That Stunning Tefillin Photo and the Marks that Remain

The verses inside the tefillin represent an eternal relationship that has already spanned thousands of years. Skin operates on a much shorter, mortal calendar.

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Eco Watch Photo April 5, 2017

Photography’s Limits in the Age of Trump’s EPA

On the capacities of photography to confront environmental crises. Especially now.

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Culture Focus Photo March 6, 2017

Tiny Trumps Don’t Shrink the Sexual Power Trip

This Tiny Trump is funny, in essence, because he is smaller than a woman. The joke, ultimately, is at her expense.

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Culture Focus Photo February 15, 2017

Overshadowed by his Photo: The Afterlives of Omran Daqneesh

Omran's suffering essentially disappeared at the very moment the image of it became visible.

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