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The social, political and media analysis of news images.

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Activism & Protest Photo March 31, 2021

Notable Faces from the Start of the George Floyd Murder Trial

At the start of jury selection in the George Floyd murder trial, seeing solidarity, and visualizing accountability.

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COVID 19 Photo March 23, 2021

The Halfs and the Half-Nots

How photojournalism is channeling split-screens and divided societies. Perceptually and morally, the style serves as an apt social mirror.

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Activism & Protest Photo February 25, 2021

What’s Distinguishing and What’s Familiar in the Post-Coup Protest Pictures from Myanmar

A former aid worker and a visual scholar help explain key media and Facebook photos after Myanmar’s military coup.

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Disaster Focus Photo February 18, 2021

Record Texas Freeze and a Photo of the Times

More and more, news photographs are capturing compound crises. Combining climate and Covid, this scene is particularly arresting.

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Photography/Photojournalism Photo February 2, 2021

The Massive Snow Storm of ’21, Beyond the Pretty Pictures

The blizzard of '21 is producing gorgeous photography. But these two simple Instagram pix by Mark Peterson keep an unconditional focus on American hardship.

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