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Chatting the Pictures Video June 16, 2021

Chatting the Pictures: Photo of Gaza Vigil an Appeal to the Senses

Amidst the rubble, this photo of Palestinian family members attending a candlelight vigil in Gaza makes an exquisite appeal to the senses.

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Notes Photo May 27, 2021

Scenes from Work as Photographers Increasingly Caught Up in the Protests They Cover

These Instagram photos of Colombian news photographer Luis Robayo speak to the all-consuming challenge of covering protests today.

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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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Notes Photo February 10, 2020

Under MAGA, the Convergence of Militia and State

Those armed men prowling the Kentucky statehouse made one thing clear. Second amendment activism has fused with the militia movement and white supremacy.

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Notes Photo August 13, 2019

There Won’t Be Blood: Gun Violence and Visual Censorship

In light of the consecutive mass shootings in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton, we discuss how gun violence is covered by U.S. media in terms of what we see and what we don’t see.  

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Notes Photo June 11, 2019

Mexican Forces Give Their All for the Cameras to Placate Trump

With Trump on their backs over immigration deal, Mexico put the "show" in "show of force" at its southern border.

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Notes Photo May 5, 2017

At Trump’s Invitation: Revisiting Pulitzer-Winning Philippine Drug War Photos

When Daniel Berehulak's Philippine drug war photos won a Pulitzer last month, what was also on my mind was how they related to the homefront.

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Notes Photo April 20, 2017

North Korean Border Photos That Challenge Today’s War Hysteria

What these lighter North Korea photos get at is how much the president, gung-ho politicians and TV talking heads would have us cowering.

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Notes Photo March 24, 2017

On the Tillerson Photo at the North Korea DMZ

Simply put, you don't want to be photo bombed, or any other kind of bombed by North Korea.

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Notes Photo February 10, 2017

Black Soldiers as White House Props, Once Again

I predict a steady diet of pictures like this one as the White House panders along.

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Notes Photo December 7, 2016

Aleppo as the 21st Century Hiroshima?

Considering how much conventional warfare is excused because it is assumed to be less destructive than nuclear weapons.

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Notes Photo September 11, 2016

Memory, Poetry and Politics: Thoughtful Views from Instagram on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11

Far from the ash and the fireballs, we've collected a group of Instagram photos that evoke 9/11 in a more poetic, historical and/or political way.

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Notes Photo August 1, 2016

Trump vs the Khans in 3 Pairs of Pictures

If Trump's attack on the Khans is beyond offensive, the pictures it conjures are just as outrageous and hypocritical.

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Notes Photo June 15, 2016

Our Post-Orlando Riffs on Mark Peterson’s NRA Convention Photos

With Trump and the gun lobby turning the Orlando massacre into instant ammo, we thought we'd share some brief thoughts on these NRA convention photos. ...

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Notes Photo November 23, 2015

From Russia With Love: Pounding Syria in the Name of Paris

Given how the Russians are using the fight against ISIS to distract from its support for Assad, the phrase on the bomb can be ambiguous.

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