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June 27, 2019

Trump’s Napalm Girl: Consequences of a Drowned Migrant Father and Daughter

Trump’s Napalm Girl: Consequences of a Drowned Migrant Father and Daughter
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By Michael Shaw The significance of the drowning photograph: America at a tipping point. What it says about Trump. When a photo like this should be seen.

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June 19, 2019

Amish and Mennonite Photo Coverage in Face of Sexual Abuse, #MeToo

Amish and Mennonite Photo Coverage in Face of Sexual Abuse, #MeToo
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By KC McGinnis Because posing for a photo can be interpreted as a form of pride, scenes of the accused often resemble paparazzi shots or perp walks.

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June 11, 2019

Mexican Forces Give Their All for the Cameras to Placate Trump

Mexican Forces Give Their All for the Cameras to Placate Trump
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By Michael Shaw With Trump on their backs over immigration deal, Mexico put the "show" in "show of force" at its southern border.

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May 29, 2019

A Defining Image of Trump’s America: The Cage Seller

A Defining Image of Trump’s America: The Cage Seller
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By Michael Shaw If you had to choose one picture to illustrate Trump's larger motive, Mark Peterson's photograph is literally the money shot.

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May 27, 2019

Make America Meme: Why Melania Trump Birthday Photo was a Coup for the White House

Make America Meme: Why Melania Trump Birthday Photo was a Coup for the White House
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By Leslie Hahner More than pointed critiques, these memes tend to offer the Trump administration greater drama and even unwitting sympathy.

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