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Notes Photo May 16, 2017

Trump, The Leak and What I Missed in the Russian White House Photos the First Time

Surprised Trump leaked secrets to the Russians? Well, in the photos that circulated most widely last week, it is hard to tell they had a meeting.

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Notes Photo March 21, 2014

Trial by Slide Show? On Lens, Molhem Barakat and the Reuters Scandal

It's troubling to think that the last word on Molhem's reputation might hinge on the slideshow, the visual association to a thickening scandal and a more nominal connection to suspect deeds.

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Notes Photo February 4, 2014

Dylan Farrow is Looking at Us

While the “he said/she said” label casts both Allen and Farrow as objects, Farrow’s photo asserts her status as a subject. Someone with agency. Someone with power. An accuser rather than a victim.

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Notes Photo February 2, 2014

Christie: Super Embarrassment

A bridge not-too-far.

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Notes Photo January 22, 2014

AP Photographer Alters Syria Photo to Remove … a Camera! — Worth Considering a Little Deeper

It's ironic because the viewer, particularly in war photography, isn't supposed to be aware that there is a camera.

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Notes Photo January 10, 2014

Chris Christie, Bridget Kelly and the Bridge Scandal: If the Photos Are Just Slighty More Complex

There's penance, and -- unbuttoning the jacket -- what you're going to do anyway.

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Notes Photo August 8, 2013

The Razing in Cleveland of Ariel Castro's House

Can you imagine the pain and embarrassment of that monumental shame on Seymour Avenue becoming ceremonial for a day?

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Notes Photo July 31, 2013

Post Verdict: Bradley Manning in First Light

It's always dangerous to read in, but my strong sense from the look and expression is that, knowing he has support, he was offering reassurance.

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Notes Photo July 28, 2013

The Case of The NY Times Vs. the Weiners and a Closer Look at that Times Magazine Spread

The vehemence of the NY Times comes from the sense they got suckered. Looking back at The Times Magazine Weiner cover and photo story, however, that's debatable.

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Notes Photo July 25, 2013

Weiner, the Media and the New Yorker Cover: Without the Copters, You Don't Get a Kong

The combination of Weiner's masochism and the media on him like sticky paper has become excruciating to watch.

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Notes Photo July 16, 2013

Portrait from Rio: Glenn Greenwald's Growing Visibility in the Snowden Picture

I don't presume to know Greenwald's thinking relative to his own move into the spotlight. Still, it's important to consider the trade-offs and the consequent risk to your image that come with this magnitude of exposure.

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Notes Photo June 11, 2013

Edward Snowden the Invisible

how is it possible that almost three full internet days have gone by without a single photo of Snowden showing up online (outside of the images captured by the Guardian in a Hong Kong hotel room)?

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Notes Photo June 10, 2013

The Picture of Edward Snowden

So his self-knowledge here, his considered and articulate speech, the stunning power of the documents he released, all these elements make Snowden fascinating. It won't hurt him that he is white, young, good-looking, and straight. No geeky gay Bradley Manning. No hippie possible sexual predator and confirmed player, Julian...

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The Surveillance Society: Show Me the Pictures

Certainly, the revelations of the past week have ramifications that will reverberate for some time along many moral and cultural channels. For photographers and photojournalism, it should be nothing short of a call to action.

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Notes Photo April 11, 2013

No Red Carpet for Two Years!! — Huma, Anthony and the NYT Mag Photos

I love the cover. Ostensibly about Huma's disappointment, it's really about passing through "the publicly humbled" phase of the major event/power couple restoration process.

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Notes Photo March 13, 2013

Powerful Images from the Senate Armed Services "Military Sexual Assault" Hearing

What a landmark day, and a powerful group of photos from the Senate Armed Services Committee's Personnel Subcommittee hearing yesterday on Military Sexual Assault. We share our thoughts on a number of the images from the encounter.

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Notes Photo November 19, 2012

Petraeus: Partying on a Nickel

The point of the photos here is that many senior officers and their wives are awed by the people they suddenly hang out with, people they're not accustomed to calling friends.

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Notes Photo November 12, 2012

Collecting Kisses for the Troops

Of course, we know that the wars over the past ten years have brought a string of moral failures, but that was just massacres and such.

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