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July 17, 2019

The Pence Migrant Detention Center Pictures: A Closer Look

The Pence Migrant Detention Center Pictures: A Closer Look
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By Pat Nabong A close look at the imagery reveals Pence’s political agenda, the tour following a wave of damaging pictures surrounding the migrant crisis.

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July 7, 2019

Photo of a Drowned Migrant Father and Daughter Is Fading Fast

Photo of a Drowned Migrant Father and Daughter Is Fading Fast
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By Jens E. Kjeldsen The belief in a photo’s power often resides more in hope than in what we actually know about pictures.

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June 27, 2019

Trump’s Napalm Girl: Consequences of a Drowned Migrant Father and Daughter

Trump’s Napalm Girl: Consequences of a Drowned Migrant Father and Daughter
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By Michael Shaw The significance of the drowning photograph: America at a tipping point. What it says about Trump. When a photo like this should be seen.

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June 19, 2019

Amish and Mennonite Photo Coverage in Face of Sexual Abuse, #MeToo

Amish and Mennonite Photo Coverage in Face of Sexual Abuse, #MeToo
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By KC McGinnis Because posing for a photo can be interpreted as a form of pride, scenes of the accused often resemble paparazzi shots or perp walks.

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June 11, 2019

Mexican Forces Give Their All for the Cameras to Placate Trump

Mexican Forces Give Their All for the Cameras to Placate Trump
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By Michael Shaw With Trump on their backs over immigration deal, Mexico put the "show" in "show of force" at its southern border.

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