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July 2, 2015

Migrant Optics: The Sweater

Migrant Optics: The Sweater
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By Michael Shaw Intimate or invasive?

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July 1, 2015

Why it’s Fair Game for Getty to Tweak Christie as Gay (and for AP to Depict Ted Cruz with a Gun to his Head)

Why it’s Fair Game for Getty to Tweak Christie as Gay (and for AP to Depict Ted Cruz with a Gun to his Head)
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By Michael Shaw It's important to emphasize that the creation of news photos and editorial decisions about what to put on the wire do not take place a vacuum.

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June 30, 2015

TIME and Photo Booth: Two Takes on Cosmetic Surgery and the “Opening Up” of Photography

TIME and Photo Booth: Two Takes on Cosmetic Surgery and the “Opening Up” of Photography
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By Michael Shaw It’s hard to understand the point of capturing artificiality when cosmetic surgery is being presented as a ubiquitous commodity.

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June 29, 2015

Amazing Grace of a Week: Key Scenes From Obama to Newsome, ACA to Pride

Amazing Grace of a Week: Key Scenes From Obama to Newsome, ACA to Pride
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By Michael Shaw And with the funerals and the dignity emanating from Charleston in the aftermath of the racist church massacre in Charleston, what with Obama's sermon, Bree Newsome and the two momentous Supreme Court decisions, by the weekend, it was like "ACA Meets Pride Meets Black Lives Matter."

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June 27, 2015

On That Selfie Stick Gay Marriage Photo by Marcus Yam

On That Selfie Stick Gay Marriage Photo by Marcus Yam
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By Michael Shaw One thing it says is that our cultural rituals and practices keep evolving and refashioning themselves.

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