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Notes Photo October 3, 2016

News Photos of Police Protests: More Profiling of Black Males

What we're seeing in these photo galleries is a replay of the stereotype associating young black men with criminal and savages.

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Notes Photo June 3, 2016

On That Stunning Forehand from the Paris Labor Uprising

This classic "tennis photo" captures media spectacle in full swing.

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Notes Photo February 18, 2015

World Press, Spot News: Tangled Up in Blue

Sure, the cops got their girl. But for goodness' sake, is a riot police scrum supposed to look so glamorous?

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Notes Photo December 12, 2014

Protesters vs. Props for Freedom: College Athletes Can’t Breathe Either

The solidarity of the players expresses a desire not to wear “freedom” as a slogan but to seize it as a fragile part of their daily lives.

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Notes Photo May 15, 2014

Missing the Big Picture: How Cecily McMillan, Convicted of Assault, Was Violently Assaulted by NYPD at M17 Occupy Protest

 What is curious about Cecily McMillan's ordeal is that, in spite of the mountain of critical fragments that were captured and published, the visuals have failed to focus the public mind around a smoking gun.

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Notes Photo February 18, 2013

Protest Headwear: From Pussy Riot to Palestine

As one of our main themes here is the evolution of protest -- and the news galleries are also filled with Fashion Week here and Fashion Week there -- I was wondering about your take on these photos of Pussy Riot and Palestinian protesters.

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Notes Photo January 28, 2013

On the Wrong Side of History: Further Thoughts on an Iconic Civil Rights Photograph

If Gadsden is kicking his knee into the police dog’s throat, it’s very likely a defensive reaction

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Salon Photo April 11, 2011

BagNewsSalon: Assignment Egypt

On Sunday, March 20th, BagNewsSalon is hosting an online panel looking at the media's visual framing of the Egypt uprising. We encourage you to listen in, recommend the discussion to colleagues and also recommend students to view this lively deconstruction of key media images.

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