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Notes Photo December 29, 2017

Our 14 Best Posts of 2017

It wasn't just Trump; so many stories were critical this year. Our best posts framed the most important pictures and themes.

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Notes Photo December 12, 2017

No Moore: Have We Reached the Cowboy Tipping Point?

Does Roy Moore's defeat finally strike a blow for character, substance and real qualifications? Is America tired of so-called leaders playing to the TV?

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Visual Scholars Read the Fake Russian Ads – Part 2

We asked seven visual scholars to analyze one of the sponsored ads Russian trolls ran on Facebook during the 2016 presidential election. This is part two.

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Visual Scholars Read the Fake Russian Ads – Part 1

We asked seven visual scholars to analyze one of the sponsored ads Russian trolls ran on Facebook during the 2016 presidential election.

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7 Takes on TIME’s “Person of the Year” Silence Breakers Cover

In effect, Trump did make the "Person of the Year" cover. On TIME’s striking POY Silence Breaker Cover.

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Looking at Trump and Kelly at Arlington Cemetery

Why the New York Times published the photo it did of Trump and Kelly visiting the General's son's grave.

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News Photos: Taking 2 Quakes to Feel for Mexico

It took a second devastating earthquake for visual media to focus more intimately on Mexico's suffering. Should it have?

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Portrait Week: Our Social Media Roundup

From DC to Antarctica, Russia-gate to Iraq, it was a week for political portraits.

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Protest Ballet

Conflict photos should not just elevate physical display.

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London and a Fake Suicide Vest

The biggest threat of this attack was the potential to create outsized effects on the cheap. A fake vest or a real one is part of sorting the difference.

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Love to Damocles: Our Trump First Foreign Trip Grand Tour

If Trump's first foreign trip was successful in any way, it was only in its Groucho notes and the respite from the Russian tornado back home.

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Beyond Manchester: A Typical Terror-Filled Monday

Perhaps the most insidious impact of the attack on Manchester is the narrowing of western attention.

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Notes Photo May 13, 2017

Burning Through the Teflon: Social Media of the Week

We were seeing scenes of clear ineptitude and stress from the White House this week, pictures of real political damage (and ammunition for opponents down the road).

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Russian Oval Office Pix: Team Trump Done in by “Dual Hatter”

Absurdly, the White House never saw a threat in the Russian Oval Office photos.

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Notes Photo April 21, 2017

Girls in Mosul, O’Reilly, Transparency: Our Social Media Roundup

What with all the paranoia and sense of doom in the air, we were attracted to several photos this week that challenge the negativity--or the lens itself and the lack of transparency.

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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 April 10, 2017

Between the Trump and Obama Situation Room Photos

As easily as one sees a parallel between the Obama and Trump situation room photos, the comparison -- like most things Trump under closer inspection -- starts to unravel.

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Notes Photo April 3, 2017

On Those Re-released FBI 9/11 Photographs

It's a cold practice "dropping" this still-wrenching material this way. These images, like so many others rushed through the news stream, deserve more.

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