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February 21, 2015

War Photography Family Portrait of the Year

War Photography Family Portrait of the Year
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By Michael Shaw What I find so powerful is how much Alexey Furman's photo from Ukraine manages to capture and express war as an act of domestic violence.

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February 21, 2015

More Contest Winners: DC Meets Oz

More Contest Winners: DC Meets Oz
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By Michael Shaw Don't know whether to laugh or cry, right?

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February 20, 2015

Seven Years into a Presidency, What Lurks Beneath the Laugh Track

Seven Years into a Presidency, What Lurks Beneath the Laugh Track
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By Michael Shaw What's brilliant is the way the photo, on the surface a textbook example of political celebrity, also taps into America's racial polarization.

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February 19, 2015

On Those Migrants Up a Pole (POYi Spot News Award)

On Those Migrants Up a Pole (POYi Spot News Award)
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By Michael Shaw What is it about this photo of Sub-Saharan migrants high up a pole in Spain’s border town of Melilla that earned a POY award?

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February 19, 2015

USA(ID)! USA(ID)!: Full Salute to a Military Photo

USA(ID)! USA(ID)!: Full Salute to a Military Photo
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By Michael Shaw And when in our lifetimes have we been made aware the military has been deployed to save lives?

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