The Reading the Pictures Salon is a panel discussion, broadcast live online, to analyze the media framing of news and documentary photographs. These programs are watched live by hundreds of people at a time who can also participate by live chat.
Each salon does a deep analysis of 8-9 carefully researched images representing the visual representation of a key social issue. Our panel is made up of leading photographers who have shot the story, photo editors who have crafted it, and visual scholars who specialize in that subject matter.
Since 2008, we have produced 28 Salons looking at topics such as the media representation of Science, Surveillance, presidential campaigns, the Migrant Crisis, the Great Recession, and other topics with sponsors such as Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and the Open Society Foundation.
Chatting the Pictures is a mostly weekly edition of the Reading the Pictures Salon. Co-hosts Michael Shaw and Cara Finnegan meet up online for twenty-minutes to take a deeper look at 3 current news photos.
June 16, 2018
Chatting the Pictures: Border Enforcement/Family Separation; Trump/Kim Summit; A Proud Election Victory
Welcome to the latest edition of Chatting the Pictures, a webcast analyzing the week’s top news photos.
May 27, 2018
Chatting the Pictures: Royal Wedding; Santa Fe Massacre; Trump Summit Coin
April 15, 2018
Chatting the Pictures: Zuckerberg Troll Army, Syria Gas Attack, Michael Cohen “and Friends.”
April 12, 2018
Chatting the Pictures: MLK 50, Gaza Mirrors, Trump Script
April 1, 2018
Chatting the Pictures: Emma Gonzales, Stephon Clark Protest, Sessions TIME Cover
March 5, 2018
Chatting the Pictures: Hope Hicks, Gun Prayer & Putin Oz
February 25, 2018
Chatting the Pictures: Youth Take Center Stage
February 18, 2018
Chatting the Pictures: White House Blind Loyalty; Obamas in Paint; Parkland Youth Take the Mics
February 11, 2018
Chatting the Pictures: Trump Cheerleaders; Super Bowl Body; SpaceX Starman