Chatting the Pictures Archives
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Culture Focus Video September 15, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Militia Fist Bump With Riot Cop at Stone Mountain

This video looks at the presence of armed Trump supporters, and rising concern over the relationship between police and white militia groups.

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Eco Watch Video September 10, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Viral “Covid Meets California Firestorm” Photo

In our latest video, we discuss how this photo delivers a powerful commentary on COVID-19, and a compounding global climate crisis.

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Immigration Video September 4, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Naturalization Ceremony at GOP Convention All for Show

In this highlight video, we probe the ethical and visual dynamics of a "surprise" naturalization ceremony staged at the White House for the Republican Convention.

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Coronavirus Video September 1, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Rare Images From Inmates as Prisons Ravaged by Covid-19

Pictures from inmates in federal prison are rarely seen by the general public. However, the deathly impact of Covid-19 is changing that.

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Eco Watch Video August 28, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Iowa’s Derecho, Another Massively Destructive Climate Event

The photo circulated widely after the derecho in Iowa. In this highlight video, we discuss the contrast between beauty and destruction.

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Campaign '20 Video August 21, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Kamala VP Nod Gets Special Front Page Treatment

In this highlight video, we discuss the "singularity" of the Harris layout. We also consider the scale in terms of the cultural and personal breakthrough.

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Coronavirus Video August 16, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: A Virus Trial Call to Arms

As the race intensifies to create a vaccine, this suggests that the risk-taking by young people during the COVID-19 crisis hasn’t all been self-serving.

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Coronavirus Video August 10, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: In Houston Hospital Fighting Covid, A Welcome Hug

With reassurance from national leaders in short supply, this highlight video emphasizes the ongoing threat of the virus and the power of emotional support.

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Culture Focus Video August 6, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Obama Weighs Into 2020 Election on Behalf of John Lewis, Voting Rights

In this highlight video, we look at Barack Obama at the memorial service for John Lewis, and his potential impact on the upcoming presidential campaign.

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Protest Focus Video July 30, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Black Lives Activist Replaces Slave Trader on English Monument

In this highlight video, we analyze the likeness of a Black Lives Matter activist atop a 125-year-old English monument. It's an especially powerful gender statement.

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Protest Focus Video July 25, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Parents Fight Masks in Utah

In this highlight video, we find as much confusion and ambivalence as anger in Utah parents protesting a requirement students wear masks to fight COVID-19.

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Protest Focus Video July 24, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Protest, Racial Justice, and Portland’s ”Wall of Moms”

This webcast looks at the militarized response to racial justice protest in Portland and the role of a largely white mothers group demonstrating there.

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Chatting the Pictures Video July 12, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Trump Mt. Rushmore; Gun Waving St. Louis Couple; Racial Protest Self Portrait

This webcast looks at the Trump Mt. Rushmore rally, the St. Louis couple that pointed weapons at demonstrators, and a racial justice self-portrait.

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Chatting the Pictures Video June 20, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: 3 Signature Images of the George Floyd Protests

In this week's Chatting the Pictures, educator John Mason joins us to discuss key portraits from the protests following the killing of George Floyd.

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Chatting the Pictures Video May 31, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Here Are the Photos of People Suffering and Dying of Covid

This week, photographer Nina Berman joins us to discuss three images from our article, “Here Are the Photos of People Suffering and Dying of Covid.”

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Chatting the Pictures Video May 15, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Life and Death in New York; Distanced Mother’s Day; Restaurants Adapt

This webcast looks at a complex scene in a New York City park, distanced well-wishers at an LA nursing home, and a widely published COVID-era restaurant.

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Chatting the Pictures Video May 2, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Food Plant Workers at Risk; Politics and EMT; Arlington Precautions

Still focused on the pandemic, we look at a virus PR shot from Tyson Foods, a political photo from an EMT ride along, and Arlington honors with adjustments.

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Chatting the Pictures Video April 20, 2020

Chatting the Pictures with Pete Souza: Presidential Photos in a Health Crisis

In the shadow of COVID-19, former White House photographer Pete Souza joins us to discuss four photos he took of Obama and Reagan handling health crises.

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