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Notes Photo April 13, 2018

Here’s Looking at You Kid: Mark Zuckerberg’s Elusive DC Testimony

As much as his appearance before Congress was a visual sensation, Zuckerberg was not going to be pinned down legally, rhetorically or photographically. 

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Chatting the Pictures Video February 11, 2018

Chatting the Pictures: Trump Cheerleaders; Super Bowl Body; SpaceX Starman

Hey, we’re back with another news photo chat! Watch RTP's Michael Shaw and Cara Finnegan riff for 20 minutes or so about three headline photos.

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Notes Photo February 5, 2018

Super Bowl LII Ads Cleverly Exploit Fake News

The best Super Bowl ads this year make light of the fake news controversy and an America that hardly knows what (or who) to believe anymore.

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Notes Photo December 2, 2017

Tax Cuts to Die For: Our Visual Roundup of the Week

In spite of the momentous scope and dire consequences of the tax plan, it's remarkable how little heed the media and the public paid to it.

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Notes Photo November 16, 2017

From Da Vinci to Mnuchins, Obscene Wealth as Gospel

The era of billionaire populism is going to be remembered with pictures like this.

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Notes Photo April 24, 2017

Visual Politics and the March for Science: What Caught our Eye

As much as science is taken for granted, the point of the march is that science is essential, that it is literally everything.

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Notes Photo April 12, 2017

United: When the Corporate Abuse is Visible

It is not like corporations don't pummel citizens everyday. The difference is that there are no pictures.

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Notes Photo January 31, 2017

Only Alt-Right Economics Could Create Such a Powerful Muslim Ban Protest Photo

Of course, the photo is making a moral argument. But then the picture "gets down to business."

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Notes Photo March 3, 2016

The Ruins of the Space Program

If you liked the space program, it will be a mixed blessing. If you like ruins, however, you will feel right at home.

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Notes Photo February 29, 2016

Race Optics and the 2016 Academy Awards

Looking more closely at the images, the way the Academy Awards program navigated the race issue wasn't nearly as slick as it seemed.

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Notes Photo January 26, 2016

And the #OscarSoWhite Winner Goes to…

Envelope, please.

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Notes Photo January 22, 2016

It’s Gucci Meets Starbucks, by God

Our stealth photo of the week. Truly, no one sees this church in the mirror?

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Notes Photo January 8, 2016

House of Pain: What a Wall Street Pummeling Looks Like

These trading floor scenes tell you all you need to know about America's tie to China's wallet.

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Notes Photo January 1, 2016

To 2016 — And Photos Like We’ve Never Seen

In the new year, we're going to see a lot more wondrous and unusual imagery at the intersection of science, technology and nature.

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Notes Photo December 23, 2015

Seasons Greetings

I really like this one, specifically at this holiday and gift-giving season.

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Notes Photo December 3, 2015

Status Update: Silicon Valley in the Mirror

If the “Status Update” show was only partly about Silicon Valley and the tension between tech and the rest of the Bay Area, that’s how we read it.

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Notes Photo October 29, 2015

In Spite of Cancer Link, Meat Never Looked So Good

We aren’t invited to question how the American food industry prepares meat. According to the imagery, it's the public's willpower that is on the hook.

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Notes Photo August 5, 2015

On the Empire State Building Endangered Species Spectacular: I Want to Believe

I want to believe that what I’m experiencing here is demonstrably more than just do-good shock-and-awe.

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