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Protest Focus Video July 30, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Black Lives Activist Replaces Slave Trader on English Monument

In this video, we analyze the likeness of a Black Lives Matter activist atop a 125-year-old English monument. It's an especially powerful gender statement.

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Culture Focus Photo July 28, 2020

With All Our Troubles, Comet NEOWISE Offers Timely Perspective

Could the comet be a sign? Only coming around every 6,800 years, perhaps NEOWISE has some lessons to offer about history, humility, and introspection.

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Protest Focus Photo July 25, 2020

Portland Protests: Mary Poppins Has Had Enough

Until a few weeks ago, the demand for racial justice and an end to police violence was pretty straightforward. Clearly, things have gotten more complicated.

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Chatting the Pictures: Parents Fight Masks in Utah

In this highlight video, we find as much confusion and ambivalence as anger in Utah parents protesting a requirement students wear masks to fight COVID-19.

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Protest Focus Video July 24, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Protest, Racial Justice, and Portland’s ”Wall of Moms”

This webcast looks at the militarized response to racial justice protest in Portland and the role of a largely white mothers group demonstrating there.

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Race Focus Photo July 20, 2020

Where John Lewis Meets the Present Moment

Crowley's photo honoring John Lewis elevates an important aspect of the movement. It highlights today's injustices as yet another opportunity to educate.

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Coronavirus Photo July 16, 2020

This Fauci Cover Is Not Cool. It's Sad.

Poor Dr. Fauci has been reduced to defending his stature by playing the White House's game.

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Coronavirus Photo July 15, 2020

Death From Covid and the Western Gaze

This photo from Rio provides a view of poverty and the brutal outcome of the coronavirus that just isn't seen in America.

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Chatting the Pictures Video July 12, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Trump Mt. Rushmore; Gun Waving St. Louis Couple; Racial Protest Self Portrait

This webcast looks at the Trump Mt. Rushmore rally, the St. Louis couple that pointed weapons at demonstrators, and a racial justice self-portrait.

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Activism & Protest Photo June 29, 2020

Telling Image of Race at DC Emancipation Statue

It's an especially symbolic photo as America reckons with the legacy of Black slavery. Studying Evelyn Hockstein's photo, the question is where to begin?

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Activism & Protest Photo June 25, 2020

Refacing the Robert E. Lee Monument in Richmond

As it awaits its fate, the Robert E. Lee monument has become nothing short of an artistic magnet—literally a canvas to change.

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Chatting the Pictures Video June 20, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: 3 Signature Images of the George Floyd Protests

In this week's Chatting the Pictures, educator John Mason joins us to discuss key portraits from the protests following the killing of George Floyd.

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Protest Focus Photo June 17, 2020

Tabloids Get Black Man’s “Heroic” Rescue of White Hooligan Exactly Backwards

Take away the celebration and what we have is a visual testament to the way black people have historically been weighed down and burdened by the white man. 

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Coronavirus Photo June 9, 2020

As Militarism Runs Rampant, Even the Virus Falls Victim

The display of military force has been so furious, it has even made Covid and the valorizing of medical workers disappear.

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Activism & Protest Photo June 3, 2020

Documenting a Protest Has Never Been More Challenging

This week has been unusually difficult for photographers who are trying to cover the George Floyd protests. Essay and images by photographer Alan Chin.

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Chatting the Pictures Video May 31, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Here Are the Photos of People Suffering and Dying of Covid

This week, photographer Nina Berman joins us to discuss three images from our article, “Here Are the Photos of People Suffering and Dying of Covid.”

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Coronavirus Photo May 29, 2020

The Intersection of Racial Violence and the Coronavirus

What the photo speaks to is two different viruses that attack the lungs and kill African Americans.

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Coronavirus Photo May 26, 2020

Here Are the Photos of People Suffering and Dying of Covid

Some doubt the lethality of the virus. Others question whether dire images, or enough impactful images exist. But the photos are there to see.

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Coronavirus Photo May 18, 2020

Stunning COVID Photo of Compassionate Nurse in Austin

At Ascension Seton Hays Hospital in Austin, they have a policy that nobody dies alone. Our thoughts on the deeply moving photo of nurse Colby Hutson.

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Chatting the Pictures Video May 15, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Life and Death in New York; Distanced Mother’s Day; Restaurants Adapt

This webcast looks at a complex scene in a New York City park, distanced well-wishers at an LA nursing home, and a widely published COVID-era restaurant.

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