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July 23, 2014

Israeli War: How the Cracks Are Beginning to Show (in 4 Wire Photos)

Israeli War: How the Cracks Are Beginning to Show (in 4 Wire Photos)
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By Michael Shaw These photos reflect the growing sense that Israel and the IDF are not going to survive this latest war with the swagger intact.

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July 23, 2014

Yes, News Photos are Becoming More Graphic … and Beautiful

Yes, News Photos are Becoming More Graphic … and Beautiful
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By Michael Shaw I think the degree of artistry and the level of poetry in these photos only increases with the horror. Apparently, the artistry is acting like a buffering agent, the beauty and mystique confounding the more amplified violence and gore.

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July 21, 2014

And Then, There’s Burma

And Then, There’s Burma
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By Michael Shaw While the world is fixated on Gaza, the Muslims in Burma/Myanmar bear the added trauma of being ignored or considered not worth saving.

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July 20, 2014

These Are the Days of Scorched Earth

These Are the Days of Scorched Earth
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By Michael Shaw It seems fateful phrases are coming more easily at the moment than regular words.

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July 20, 2014

On That Over-Processed Times Cover Photo of MA17 Crash Site

On That Over-Processed Times Cover Photo of MA17 Crash Site
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By Michael Shaw If something happened at night, you can't turn it into day.

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