We Read the Pictures

Reading the Pictures is dedicated to visual culture, visual literacy and media literacy through the analysis of news, documentary and social media images. We examine news and media images for meaning, trends, context and fairness, with the aim of imparting that appreciation to media consumers and professionals. We’re concerned with the visual framing of major social issues, and how images function and are affected in an age of unrelenting persuasion, promotion and variable truth.

Erin Schaff/New York Times Conservative women, who support Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, pray while touching the doors of the Court as Jacquelyn Booth cries on the ground, mourning the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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