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Notes Photo January 29, 2020

Athletic Upskirting at the Australian Open

In addition to being a (sometimes) illegal pastime of amateur photographers on subway trains and public staircases the world over, upskirting has long been a mainstay of fashion, advertising, and stock photography. It’s no surprise, then, that it pops up occasionally in the realm of sports photography in athletic...

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Notes Photo September 29, 2018

Our Top Kavanaugh Pics Starting from the Beginning

We profile 17 top photos from the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

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Notes Photo February 15, 2018

Gender and the World Press Photo 2018 Award Finalists

In this current cultural moment, in the atmosphere of #MeToo, how do we reconcile this group of World Press Photo contest nominees?

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Notes Photo February 8, 2018

Portraits of Retired Sex Workers: The Gaze Turned the Other Way

Formerly public women evicted from private space, these retired sex workers are now proudly private and challenge us to recognize it.

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Notes Photo February 2, 2018

The Remarkable Scenes of the Women Facing Larry Nassar

I am shaken by the faces of former patients of Nassar as they come undone. I find it hard to look too long.

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Notes Photo January 29, 2018

Midterms Mania and one Candidate’s Wife’s Purple Hair

"I like the idea of Congress being exposed, as much as possible, to women who rock the purple hair and to the men who admire them." An eye on Indiana's 9th.

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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 January 4, 2018

A Gillibrand Photo, and the Visual Effects of #MeToo

On the surface, the photo of Gillibrand has nothing to do with sexual harassment and assault. On another level, it has everything to do with it.

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Notes Photo December 6, 2017

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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Notes Photo November 20, 2017

Franken, Harassment, and the Power of a Picture

In Franken's case, his indiscretion may fundamentally differ from the acts of Weinstein or Roy Moore, but he's damned by the photo.

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Notes Photo June 19, 2017

The Cosby Verdict and the Face of the Policewoman on the Courthouse Steps

Beyond the subordination of women, the screenshots testify that that these are days beyond words.

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Notes Photo April 18, 2017

What’s in an Easter Egg Roll? The Trumps Unguarded

The rarest opportunity to see Trump and his family in a personal situation, photographers haven't had this kind of prolonged access to him since the inauguration.

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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 March 6, 2017

Tiny Trumps Don’t Shrink the Sexual Power Trip

This Tiny Trump is funny, in essence, because he is smaller than a woman. The joke, ultimately, is at her expense.

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Notes Photo February 8, 2017

Warren’s Rebuke and the DC Alpha Males

Yesterday's events were not about gender. Except for the fact that the actions and images were so testosterone-laced.

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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 November 7, 2016

Election ’16 Was, Is, And Will Continue To Be About Women

After a searing campaign, the issue of recognition and women's expectations makes this an essential frame.

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Notes Photo November 4, 2016

An Uncanny Way of Seeing Donald Trump’s Woman Problem

From an Instagram photo, what an appearance by Melania Trump on the last Friday before the election calls to mind.

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