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Notes Photo May 2, 2020

In Lansing COVID Protest, Hate in the Smaller Details

I’ve seen this action in many news photos when police, especially riot cops, become violent with citizens, but never the other way around.

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Notes Photo October 8, 2019

The Larger Reason China Wants to Strip Hong Kong Protesters of their Masks

By banning Hong Kong protesters from wearing face masks, China is also hoping to undermine the visual and the moral power of these disguises.

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Notes Photo April 5, 2018

The Meaning of Emma in the Visual War on Parkland’s Survivor Activists

Emma has become the visual trademark of political dissent and generational change, a contemporary Rosie the Riveter.

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Notes Photo January 8, 2018

Our Favorite Cutaways from Oprah’s Golden Globes Speech

Oprah's speech turned out to be the emotional equivalent of a #MeToo keynote and call-to-arms.

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Notes Photo November 2, 2017

There’s #TakeAKnee, and There’s Take a Knee

Of course, we were owed a better caption. At the same time, though, it makes for an interesting experiment to see how much we assume.

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Notes Photo September 26, 2017

Stirring NFL Protest Optics: Unity to What End?

As encouraging as the explosion of protest in the NFL may be, let us not lose focus on the purpose of such protest in the first place.

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Notes Photo September 7, 2017

The Dreamers and the Pictures: Rising Above

The Dreamers' legitimacy was obvious in the widespread disdain for Trump's action. It is also echoing through the news photography.

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Notes Photo August 24, 2017

Phoenix Jesus: On Scott Mahaskey’s Trump Rally Protest Photo

M. Scott Mahaskey's photo taken outside Trump's rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night is as audacious, and biblical, as the times.

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Notes Photo June 13, 2017

Protest Ballet

Conflict photos should not just elevate physical display.

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Notes Photo March 28, 2017

Protest in Russia, Protest in America

The question is about how familiar Americans are with Russia. And it's about the burden placed on news photos.

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Notes Photo March 9, 2017

On the Fearless Girl Statue and the Wall Street Bull

I have a hard time giving board room gender reform anywhere near the same importance as the pillaging of the EPA, HUD or the Department of Education.

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Notes Photo February 28, 2017

The Woman in Red: A Town Hall Protest Photo Deconstructed

What empowers a protest photo?

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Notes Photo February 25, 2017

Trump In La La Land: Our Social Media Roundup

Amidst the town hall jigs, the climate change la de da and Trump's Ali shuffle, don't miss the Day Without Immigrants pirouette.

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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 January 27, 2017

Telling Signs: Women’s March vs. March for Life

Do you know how to tell the difference between a more populist protest and one driven by special interest groups?

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Notes Photo December 5, 2016

On the Mirrors at Standing Rock

The symbolism of a mirror capturing law enforcement at the top of a ridge seems pretty straightforward, right?

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Notes Photo October 3, 2016

News Photos of Police Protests: More Profiling of Black Males

What we're seeing in these photo galleries is a replay of the stereotype associating young black men with criminal and savages.

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Notes Photo July 27, 2016

Bernie Or Bust? What the Pix of Defiant Delegates Really Have to Say

As much as the media sees the Sanders delegates calling it quits, anger and disappointment is not an obvious indicator of future behavior.

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