Reading The Pictures is dedicated to the analysis of news photos and media images.
December 4, 2019

“Beautiful” Violence in Climate Change Photography  

“Beautiful” Violence in Climate Change Photography  
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By Hanna Morris — Abstract geometries and pleasing color palettes make it hard to understand the experience of harm.

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December 1, 2019

Our Visual Appeal: Help Support Reading the Pictures

Our Visual Appeal: Help Support Reading the Pictures
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By Michael Shaw This holiday season, Reading the Pictures is asking for your support. In these divided times, bringing clarity to media imagery is as important as ever.

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November 25, 2019

Trump’s Thanksgiving Wingman: Pence in Iraq

Trump’s Thanksgiving Wingman: Pence in Iraq
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By Philip Perdue — Pence can be counted on to deliver a steady diet of visual comfort food, indulging those who hunger for a return to the political style of Ronald and Nancy.

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November 23, 2019

Turkey’s Syria Invasion and Visual Media Bias

Turkey’s Syria Invasion and Visual Media Bias
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By Michael Shaw Media bias usually has to do with what's in the frame--not whether there is one. Turkey's Syria invasion is an example of bias for only showing one side.

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November 6, 2019

Memes Against Impeachment: Trump’s Shitposted Truth

Memes Against Impeachment: Trump’s Shitposted Truth
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By Leslie A. Hahner With impeachment coming, far-right meme-makers and propagandists are helping to prop Trump up. We analyze PowerTie’s POTUS-retweeted line drawing animation.

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