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September 21, 2019

Salt Chimneys

Salt Chimneys
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By Michael Shaw These Dead Sea formations called "salt chimneys" crystalize around freshwater streams. They appeared with the drop in water levels, but nobody knows why.

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August 29, 2019

Remarkably Everyday Photos of a Gender Creative 9-Year-Old with a Passion for Drag

Remarkably Everyday Photos of a Gender Creative 9-Year-Old with a Passion for Drag
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By Christa Olson A gender creative 9-year-old who loves drag: photos that portray gender fluidity as its own norm.

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August 23, 2019

Trump Hospital Photo Ops after El Paso, Dayton Mass Shootings

Trump Hospital Photo Ops after El Paso, Dayton Mass Shootings
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By Staff We discuss photos made during the Trump's El Paso and Dayton hospital visits following mass shootings there, including a portrait with a baby survivor.

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August 14, 2019

The Disappearing Island: Censorship at Guantánamo Bay

The Disappearing Island: Censorship at Guantánamo Bay
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By Wendy Kozol — How much censorship colors a NY Times Guantánamo Bay photo essay on censorship.

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August 13, 2019

There Won’t Be Blood: Gun Violence and Visual Censorship

There Won’t Be Blood: Gun Violence and Visual Censorship
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By Staff In light of the consecutive mass shootings in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton, we discuss how gun violence is covered by U.S. media in terms of what we see and what we don’t see.  

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