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October 24, 2014

China, Lego of Hong Kong!

China, Lego of Hong Kong!
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By Michael Shaw ...it's actually live outside government headquarters.

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October 23, 2014

Why that NYT Liberia Photo, Reflecting an Ebola Treatment Unit in the Mirror, Was so Contagious

Why that NYT Liberia Photo, Reflecting an Ebola Treatment Unit in the Mirror, Was so Contagious
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By Robert Hariman The media panic has involved massive injections of fear regarding viral replication, contagion, and the ultimate displacement of death, so perhaps an image of photographic doubling can contain some of the excess emotion.

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October 23, 2014

The Shooting at the Canadian National War Memorial: What’s Going to Last

The Shooting at the Canadian National War Memorial: What’s Going to Last
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By Michael Shaw More than anything, what has been fundamentally altered as a result of yesterday’s events is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier that 24-year-old Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was assign to guard and defend.

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October 21, 2014

About Race and those Ebola Handheld Thermometer Pictures on Western News Sites

About Race and those Ebola Handheld Thermometer Pictures on Western News Sites
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By Michael Shaw Given the “loaded nature” of the objects and the situation, there are certainly ways to capture a scene like this that is not only more sensitive (and more mundane), but steers clear of the exploitive associations to race and violence.

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October 21, 2014

News Photos: Has Lack of Context Reached a Tipping Point? (And Ferguson Protesters Did WHAT w US Flag?!)

News Photos: Has Lack of Context Reached a Tipping Point? (And Ferguson Protesters Did WHAT w US Flag?!)
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By Michael Shaw Essentially what we have from a media standpoint — a picture worth a thousand words, and the caption not that many -- are black people rampaging with Old Glory.

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