Michael Shaw is a Clinical Psychologist, an analyst of news photos and visual journalism, and a frequent lecturer and writer on visual politics and media literacy. His research has dealt with creative process visual thinking and how metaphors can lead to psychological insight. The founder and pu...
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Looking at the Reuters’ edit, at least one visual story line is coming through strong and clear from the NRA’s annual meeting in Houston. That theme is how the industry is so encouraging guns in the hands of kids. The caption (see below) also highlights how much he NRA is targeting the female market. This lead shot is interesting in the way the girl looks away from the heavy weapon. If she’s interested but only just distracted, it highlights how much this is a grown up’s agenda.
The fact World Press Photo has shifted to an “Academy Awards” style process this year has produced a curious result. I am no longer interested in who (or, which man) will win the photo Oscar for picture of the year. The singular highlight on the six finalists, however, has become far more interesting. Freeing us from reflecting on the selection and meaning of a penultimate image, the collection above encourages us to consider the dynamics of an entire edit.
In their Super Bowl ad review, the New York Times said that “this year, companies focused more on humor and nostalgia,” whereas last year’s ads were more political in nature. I don’t blame them for being blinded by the humor, but I beg to differ. Three of the best ads this year–for Tide, the Australia Travel Bureau, and Amazon’s Alexa–were not just stellar for being funny.
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