Archives About Staff BagNews is dedicated to visual politics, media literacy and the analysis of news images.
August 27, 2014

Readjusting our Eyes After the Bloody Summer We’ve Had

Readjusting our Eyes After the Bloody Summer We’ve Had
1 Photos Comments

By Michael Shaw As we stagger toward the merciful end of this cataclysmic summer, what's instructive is context, or how much the eye sees what its been conditioned to see.

Continue Reading
August 26, 2014

What That Picture From Michael Brown’s Funeral Does That Few Photos Ever Do

What That Picture From Michael Brown’s Funeral Does That Few Photos Ever Do
1 Photos Comments

By Michael Shaw If we're talking about the tone of a news photo, which we often do, we're either addressing its visual gradations or it's emotional quality, not something audible.

Continue Reading
August 25, 2014

On Publishing Photos of a Public Execution by Hamas Fighters: Still More Ethical Questions

On Publishing Photos of a Public Execution by Hamas Fighters: Still More Ethical Questions
4 Photos Comments

By Michael Shaw As we’ve been asking in instance after instance over many months now, where is the line between news and propaganda? between reporting and enabling? between editorial responsibility and corporate self-interest when it comes to publishing such material?

Continue Reading
August 24, 2014

Ferguson: White Fantasies

Ferguson: White Fantasies
1 Photos Comments

By Michael Shaw I was completely captivated by this white male cop helping the white female cop strap on her helmet, the trunk and the doors of the patrol car protecting "the couple" like a dressing room.

Continue Reading
August 23, 2014

Why I like the Businessweek Scott Olson Ferguson Cover

Why I like the Businessweek Scott Olson Ferguson Cover
1 Photos Comments

By Michael Shaw Perhaps it’s because of how it breaks from the unrelenting theme of the white police force versus the young black male.

Continue Reading
Refresh Archives

Random Notes