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Chatting the Pictures Video October 14, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: From Breonna Taylor’s Side Window

This photo of Juniyah Palmer, Breonna Taylor's sister, was taken by LaToya Ruby Frazier. We find it a powerful emotional and forensic record.

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Notes Photo August 23, 2019

Trump Hospital Photo Ops after El Paso, Dayton Mass Shootings

We discuss photos made during the Trump's El Paso and Dayton hospital visits following mass shootings there, including a portrait with a baby survivor.

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Notes Photo March 25, 2018

Gun Protests: Watching Our Very Young Have a Political Awakening

It feels like what we are witnessing in these photos is the surest emergence of social and political awareness. You sense the children are the most awake. 

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Notes Photo March 8, 2018

Gun Reform That Looks More Like America

Post Parkland, these photos place gun violence and reform advocates in a larger frame.

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Notes Photo February 21, 2018

Understanding Trump’s School Shooting Listening Session, and the Cheat Sheet

It's all too easy to focus on Trump's severe personal limitations and miss the larger point, that it's the script for a show.

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Notes Photo October 6, 2017

On that Photo of Air Force One Passing the Scene of the Vegas Massacre

Putting Air Force One and the stricken hotel together as objects demands the consideration of one in terms of the other.

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Notes Photo October 3, 2017

Las Vegas Mass Shooting Photos: What’s Different This Time

What makes the photos from Las Vegas different than those of previous gun massacres? The politics are baked in this time.

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Notes Photo January 6, 2016

On Obama’s Tears

Obama's tears not only give Americans permission to feel and to grieve over what’s been confined to a political battle, but also to weep.

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Notes Photo October 6, 2015

The Umpqua College Shooting: One More in a Sea of Vigils

In the aftermath of the school shooting, these long view photos of candlelight vigils capture us coming together as well as fading away.

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Notes Photo June 21, 2015

Dylann Roof and His Point-and-Shoot

It's as if Roof is reminding us he wouldn't have attained anywhere near the fame and notoriety without the power and ubiquity of photography today.

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Notes Photo June 11, 2014

Duck and Cover Redux: Bulletproof Blankets for Kids

On the heels of widely publicized shootings, particularly school attacks, the violence and trauma seemed to bring out the entrepreneurs.

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Notes Photo January 6, 2014

Even if the Police Report Wasn’t Buried by the Holiday, What Photo Would Make Us Understand Sandy Hook?

Today, unlike the 1950s and 60s, we seek to insulate ourselves from an (often uninvited) deluge of visual obscenity, detaching from the deeper implications of these images.

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Notes Photo December 17, 2013

Arapahoe and Sandy Hook School Shootings: That Was Then, This is … Still Then?

We were horrified to hear of a school shooting at Arapahoe High School in Colorado, just one day before the one year mark of the Sandy Hook shootings.

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Photo November 12, 2013

Nina Berman from San Antonio: Gun Rally Fashion Then and Now

At the Alamo that day, I saw a whole new generation of gun owners who wore their weapons like Madison Avenue socialites wear their Hermes bags.

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Notes Photo May 6, 2013

Jon Lowenstein on the South Side: Shots Fired

I hope to use this space on BagNews Originals as a way to explore the feelings, thoughts and daily realities of living here in a community that is seen in such a fiercely negative light.

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Notes Photo December 31, 2012

Fully Loaded: the Gun Debate (and Political Violence)

Though the gun is pointing forward of the child, the perspective and photographic proximity of barrel-to-cheek arms this photo with the almost indescribable tension that such a weapon could blow a head off.

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Notes Photo December 18, 2012

Can’t Bear to Look: Why the Media is Full of Distorted/Freak Photos of Adam Lanza

If we're going to learn from this tragedy, especially with all the question marks that exist, distorting Lanza's image beyond his already thoroughly internally-distorted self is a bad idea.

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