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Chatting the Pictures Video September 23, 2023

Chatting the Pictures: Coexisting with a Steadily Rising Sea

In the video, we contrast the vibrant elements of this Javanese portrait with the irony and cultural loss from the advance of climate change.

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Environment Video September 6, 2023

Chatting the Pictures: The Climate’s Dark Harvest

As striking as it is ominous, this disorienting photo is a powerful indictment of the social and environmental impact of extreme heat.

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Media & Culture Video August 14, 2023

Chatting the Pictures: The Fate of Twitter in a Single Shot

In the video, we into the symbolism of the dismembered logo, the visual dynamics of the replacement “X,” and the live bird and the “BlueSky.“

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Middle East Watch Video August 7, 2023

Chatting the Pictures: Israel’s “Democracy SOS”

We note the scale and urgency of the "judicial coup" protests in Israel and their failure to garner international attention.

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Chatting the Pictures Video July 25, 2023

Chatting the Pictures: NYC’s Children of the Smoke

The sight of smoke descending on NYC was otherworldly. The emotional fallout from the Canadian wildfires, especially on children, was also.

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Race & Ethnicity Video June 30, 2023

Chatting the Pictures: Rough Times for Trump and His Body Man

In addition to the power imbalance evident in the photo, we explore the racial and cultural dynamics in the Trump-Nauta relationship.

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Video June 13, 2023

Chatting the Pictures: The War Against Drag. And Why Drag is Winning

Energized by right-wing moral panic, this image reflects the growing popularity of drag as both social education and family entertainment.

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Video May 29, 2023

Chatting The Pictures: Death is Part of Life

The image is exemplary for its calmness and domesticity when death is so often distanced and ostracized in modern culture.

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Video October 7, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: Ukraine’s Army of Exhumation

We explore the stunning portraiture, the powerful geometry, and how unique and devastating the investigation is for taking place this soon.

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Video September 27, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: Liz Cheney On the Hunt

As Liz Cheney leads the charge against Trump and “the big lie,” the background here lets us know she’s a force to be reckoned with.

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Video September 21, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: When the Wind Turbine Met the Wildfire

This dramatic photo sets up a fundamental clash between symbols of climate destruction and a green energy future.

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Video September 14, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: The NRA Children’s Museum

The two icons paired together, the school bus and the assault weapon make us face their lethal connection in this powerful mobile exhibition.

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Video August 28, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: An Abortion Patient Assuredly Shares Her Ultrasound Scan

Post-Roe, abortion patients and activists are promoting the procedure more boldly and unapologetically.

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Video August 6, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: Record UK Heat Sweats Palace Guard

As clickbait goes, the guard dripping in his bear hat at Buckingham Palace proved quite the shout-out to the climate crisis.

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Video August 4, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: The Ghosts of Lake Mead

As drought from the climate crisis diminishes rivers, lakes, and reservoirs, ancient and eerie objects are washing up worldwide.

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Video July 26, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: The NRA’s Dangerous Aims

The provocative photo reflects the growing backlash to rampant gun violence as much as the NRA's enabling of it.

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Women and Gender Focus Video July 20, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: In the Post-Roe Blur

As distinct from the protests, the photo calls up the post-Roe state of mind, including the confusion, determination, and women on the move.

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Video July 15, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: A More Real Heat Wave Photo

As the climate crisis grows more intense, this image offers a worthy contrast to the more typical heat wave news photo.

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