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March 26, 2015

Hillary Emoji

Hillary Emoji
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By Michael Shaw The storyline out of the gate is overexposure.

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March 25, 2015

Military Photo Awards: Stepping Up on Domestic Violence

Military Photo Awards: Stepping Up on Domestic Violence
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By Michael Shaw One glance is enough to appreciate the photo as tacit acknowledgement of the military’s rampant sexual harassment and abuse problems.

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March 24, 2015

Obama in a Wheelchair

Obama in a Wheelchair
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By Michael Shaw It’s an indication of Obama’s self-assuredness that he tried out the goods in front of a room-full of news photographers at this year’s White House Science Fair.

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March 24, 2015

High Hopes for ‘16 Optics … as we Launch by Cruz

High Hopes for ‘16 Optics … as we Launch by Cruz
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By Michael Shaw Knowing that photographers and the public are expecting more creativity, more storytelling and more editorializing out of their news photography these days, I'm hopeful Campaign '16 will allow for visual reveals.

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March 23, 2015

On Der Spiegel’s Jolly “Angela Merkel and the 7 Nazis” Cover

On Der Spiegel’s Jolly “Angela Merkel and the 7 Nazis” Cover
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By Michael Shaw What’s going on, if you ask me, is the use of exaggeration and a bit of mockery to minimize the Greeks.

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