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Chatting the Pictures Video March 30, 2021

Chatting the Pictures: A Photo that Gestures We’re Coming Out of Covid

You can't have humor without distance. Does this award-winning photo suggest the U.S. is finally emerging from the trauma of the pandemic?

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Chatting the Pictures Video March 14, 2021

Chatting the Pictures: A Focus on the Neediest Covid Patients in L.A.

"Is this the end?" Written in Spanish on a white board, this question has a lot to say about class, race, ethnicity and COVID-19 in L.A.

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Chatting the Pictures Video February 18, 2021

Chatting the Pictures: The Oxygen Tank as Pandemic Icon

We discuss the striking light, the anxious waiting, and the moral implications of this new global symbol.

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Chatting the Pictures Video January 29, 2021

Chatting the Pictures: Stunning Factory Photos in the Race to Beat Covid

We discuss the craft and politics of Christopher Payne's exquisite photos showing machines producing vials for the Covid vaccine.

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Notes Photo November 16, 2020

The Lasting Image of Trump and the Virus

Many photos link Trump to the pandemic, but this photo-illustration really captures him as the great Covid enabler.

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Chatting the Pictures Video September 1, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Rare Images From Inmates as Prisons Ravaged by Covid-19

Pictures from inmates in federal prison are rarely seen by the general public. However, the deathly impact of Covid-19 is changing that.

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Chatting the Pictures Video August 16, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: A Virus Trial Call to Arms

As the race intensifies to create a vaccine, this suggests that the risk-taking by young people during the COVID-19 crisis hasn’t all been self-serving.

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Notes 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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Notes 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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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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Notes 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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Notes 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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Chatting the Pictures Video May 2, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: Food Plant Workers at Risk; Politics and EMT; Arlington Precautions

Still focused on the pandemic, we look at a virus PR shot from Tyson Foods, a political photo from an EMT ride along, and Arlington honors with adjustments.

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Notes Photo April 29, 2020

The Coronavirus in Retrospect

As COVID-19 becomes history, the stages of the pandemic look clear and predictable. This photograph by Chris McGrath reminds us they weren't and aren't.

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Notes Photo April 26, 2020

Hospital Workers Cannot Begin to Express Their Anger

Since the virus crisis started, I have seen countless photos of medical workers in ICU’s. I have also seen photos of them outside their hospitals advocating for vitally necessary equipment and protective gear. Sometimes they carry signs. Other times they stand as witnesses holding up pictures of colleagues who...

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Notes Photo April 21, 2020

Why Medical Workers Challenging Anti-Stay at Home Protesters Won the Internet

Why were these photos of Denver healthcare workers standing up to anti-stay-at-home protesters so popular? There's a "super" answer.

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