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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This photo is from a slideshow about Al Franken published by the Washington Post last week after the Senator and ex-comedian was publicly shamed for unwanted sexual advances toward a fellow USO tour member in 2006. The photo is a strong reminder how much the mentality of our culture is set in time, and how much (especially in the moment we’re in) your past is never really behind you.
This week, sexual abuse and the waning Trump Asia trip dominated the visual news. Trump’s embrace of Philippine President Duterte and his specious drug war was particularly disheartening. And itâ€™s not like Trump and the harassment issue were that distinct. The primary focus, though, was on Senate hopeful Roy Mooreâ€™s longstanding thing for young girls, while Senator Franken got swept into the spotlight, too, for behavior at a USO show in 2006.
The Best Visual Response to the NYC Truck AttackAre you also wondering if Trump has peaked? The pictures of his prolonged Asia junket have been as flat and non-eventful as the trip itself — that is, when the press pool wasn’t left on the curb. (So, no side pix with Putin.) The images that mostly stand out (â€œflattery will get you everywhereâ€?) are the ones of his hosts buttering him up.
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