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July 29, 2015

State Proves Sandra Bland Not Dead in Her Mug Shot — Helpful as Honey on a Biscuit

State Proves Sandra Bland Not Dead in Her Mug Shot — Helpful as Honey on a Biscuit
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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 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 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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July 24, 2015

Hyper-Capitalism and the Pictures of our Time

Hyper-Capitalism and the Pictures of our Time
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By Michael Shaw If hyper-capitalism is becoming the issue of our time, I’m also tempted to say that more and more news images are appearing as counterweight.

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