No other site reviews and critiques news images as well as publishes original photography — all in the name of helping you become a sharper “visual consumer.” Are you bombarded by powerful images from the world of news, culture and social media? Sign up for our “Week in Re-View” and let us help unpack them for you. Other sites read the words. We read the pictures.

Close
Archives About Staff BagNews is dedicated to visual politics, media literacy and the analysis of news images.
June 10, 2011

Dover Finale?

<em>Jose Luis Magana/AP </em>
Jose Luis Magana/AP

Perhaps not all-of-a-sudden, we get this “more momentous” shoot from Dover standing out from the steady stream of tarmac images. Might the scale and theater here embody raised hopes of a possible end game in Iraq and Afghanistan, conjuring a curtain call from the closing cast?

Maybe though, the  photo’s dramatic impact is less elaborate or wishful than that — just America dying for a wind down.

(caption: Dover Air Force Base, Del. — Transfer cases containing the remains of, from left, Army Pfc. Michael C. Olivieri of Chicago; Pfc. Christopher B. Fishbeck of Victorville, Calif.,; Pfc. Michael B. Cook of Middletown, Ohio; and Emilio J. Campo Jr. of Madelia, Minn., wait inside an Air Force C-5 cargo plane after their arrival in the U.S. The soldiers died in support of Operation New Dawn in Iraq, the Pentagon said.)

Comments Powered by Disqus

Refresh Archives

Random Notes