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The social, political and media analysis of news images.

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Disaster Focus Photo March 25, 2020

Virus Meets Cat Gramming

As the coronavirus grips Washington and the nation, this cat photo by Alex Wroblewski is not just sweet. It offers a dose of emotional immunity.

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Visual Practices & Ethics Photo March 23, 2020

Coronavirus and Stock Photography

Stock photography is tricky. Take, for example, the meaning and messaging of this "stop coronavirus" image in the midst of the pandemic.

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Faith Focus Photo March 22, 2020

Drive-Up Confession and other Pandemic Improvisations

The drive-up church confession is just one of the creative adaptions being made on the fly as the coronovirus upsets the familiar rituals of life.

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Instagram Photo March 20, 2020

The Coronoavirus and the World Atilt

Suddenly, the media is filled with images that situate the coronavirus into the most well-known backgrounds. This example from Pisa is striking.⠀

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Instagram Photo March 19, 2020

Coronavirus: Looking at the Next Wave

What informs this photo and the fear it stirs is the knowledge that the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. is not quite as far along as it is elsewhere.

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