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The social, political and media analysis of news images.

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Coronavirus Photo November 16, 2020

The Lasting Image of Trump and the Virus

Many photos link Trump to the pandemic, but this photo-illustration really captures him as the great Covid enabler.

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Activism & Protest Photo October 8, 2020

Social Justice in the “Unified” NFL

If the NFL really wants to promote anti-racism, it seems hard to imagine a less emphatic visual statement.

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Eco Watch Photo September 17, 2020

Whirling Fire Storm Photo: The New Unfathomable

Fire photos this ominous come at a premium. But this photo from California captures the new otherworldly state of the climate crisis.

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Disaster Focus Photo September 16, 2020

Global Heating and Fire: California Jumps the Gap

It's not just a bad fire season. These photos both symbolize and demonstrate how California has crossed a critical climate threshold.

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Culture Focus Photo July 28, 2020

With All Our Troubles, Comet NEOWISE Offers Timely Perspective

Could the comet be a sign? Only coming around every 6,800 years, perhaps NEOWISE has some lessons to offer about history, humility, and introspection.

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