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July 31, 2015

Beyond Matt Black’s Poverty Percentages

Beyond Matt Black’s Poverty Percentages
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By Michael Shaw If you simply relate to Black’s poverty or class imagery in the broad brush, it’s a prolific view. But, in most every frame, the deeper power and reward is that further question or allegation.

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July 29, 2015

Selfie Finger-Wagging on Mars? or, Something Lighter and Earthlier Than That?

Selfie Finger-Wagging on Mars? or, Something Lighter and Earthlier Than That?
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By Michael Shaw So, can I tell you what the photo made me think about … apart from any issue about photography?

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July 29, 2015

Classic Misdirection: The State’s Sanctimonious Sandra Bland Jailhouse Video Play-by-Play

Classic Misdirection: The State’s Sanctimonious Sandra Bland Jailhouse Video Play-by-Play
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By Michael Shaw If what we're presumed to have now is full visual disclosure, I'd say the state has an even bigger credibility problem on its hands than it had before.

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July 27, 2015

35 Cosby Accusers Featured at NY Mag: How the Photography Stands Up to Rape Culture

35 Cosby Accusers Featured at NY Mag: How the Photography Stands Up to Rape Culture
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By Karrin Anderson — Given the impact of 35 women telling how Bill Cosby intimidated, drugged, sexually assaulted, and/or raped them, Karrin Anderson explains how New York Magazine’s cover and accompanying portraits use the photo narrative to stand up to rape culture.

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July 26, 2015

How to Understand the Newly Released 9/11 Photo of Dick Cheney with his “Foot Up”

How to Understand the Newly Released 9/11 Photo of Dick Cheney with his “Foot Up”
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By Michael Shaw Anyone reading a smug indifference, even if that's characteristic of Cheney most of the time, would understand at some level that it’s misattributed here.

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