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The social, political and media analysis of news images.

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International Focus Photo May 27, 2021

Scenes from Work as Photographers Increasingly Caught Up in the Protests They Cover

These Instagram photos of Colombian news photographer Luis Robayo speak to the all-consuming challenge of covering protests today.

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International Focus Photo May 11, 2021

Figure and Ground

We rarely discuss it this formally, but our analysis of important news photos always considers the relationship between figure and ground.

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Activism & Protest Photo April 10, 2021

Insult to Injury: The Fortressing of the Derek Chauvin Murder Trial

Photographers frame the barriers and fencing in downtown Minneapolis where Derek Chauvin is on trial for the murder of George Floyd.

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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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