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.
December 3, 2011

Obama Through Bono’s Glasses

If closer scrutiny of the President on conscience and social justice issues makes a lot of people uncomfortable, this photo of Obama — reflected in Bono’s glasses on World AIDS day — captures that discomfort, and how unclear it is where this moral but even more tactical politician is exactly coming from on AIDS, Gitmo, Occupy, etc.

(photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images via the new MercuryNews photo platformcaption: An images of US President Barack Obama is reflected on the glasses of muscian Bono as they chat after Obama spoke at a World AIDS Day event at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. )

Comments Powered by Disqus

Refresh Archives

Random Notes