Reading The Pictures is dedicated to the analysis of news photos and media images.
November 10, 2017

The Best Visual Response to the NYC Truck Attack

The Best Visual Response to the NYC Truck Attack
1 Photos Comments

By Michael Shaw With the White House immediately politicizing the New York truck attack, the picture serves as a critical counterweight.

Continue Reading
November 3, 2017

Indictment Special: Our Visual Roundup of the Week

Indictment Special: Our Visual Roundup of the Week
1 Photos Comments

By Michael Shaw This week’s visual news was dominated by the first charges brought in the Trump Campaign Russia investigation.

Continue Reading
November 2, 2017

There’s #TakeAKnee, and There’s Take a Knee

There’s #TakeAKnee, and There’s Take a Knee
0 Photos Comments

By Michael Shaw Of course, we were owed a better caption. At the same time, though, it makes for an interesting experiment to see how much we assume.

Continue Reading
November 1, 2017

Compounding the Weinstein Outrage: How to Visually Cover Sexual Assault

Compounding the Weinstein Outrage: How to Visually Cover Sexual Assault
4 Photos Comments

By Marta Zarzycka — Lurid details and graphic accounts in the Weinstein case do not compensate for the simple fact: there is no adequate imagery to testify to sexual assault.

Continue Reading
October 27, 2017

Throwing Russian Flags at Trump

Throwing Russian Flags at Trump
2 Photos Comments

By Michael Shaw Maybe the Trump flag attack would have been more effective six months ago when the Russia story still dominated the news. Otherwise, all it hit was teflon.

Continue Reading
Refresh Archives

Random Notes