Some of my ventures into the public sphere are lost in the ether, but the rest of them are here.

saluteJune 10, 2019
“After All Who Were There Are Gone, What Happens to History?”
Interviewed for AP story




wapo mbhDecember 11, 2018
“When it Comes to Helping Our Soldiers, Talk is Cheap”
Washington Post – Made by History




flowersApril 23, 2018
“With Media Fixated on Terror, a Good Time to Look Again at Everyday Middle East”
Co-authored with Wendy Kozol
[Blog post for Reading the Pictures]



UntitledJanuary 18, 2018
“The Delicate Balance of Style – Photos from South Sudan”
[Blog post for Reading the Pictures]





October 11, 2017
“On that Rohingya Woman in a Basket”
[Blog post for Reading the Pictures]




reynoldsJuly 5, 2017
“Importance of Seeing the Trauma: The Video of Diamond Reynolds and Her Daughter
In the Back of a Police Car”
Co-authored with Wendy Kozol
[Blog post for Reading the Pictures]



June 21, 2017
“The Mind of Skinheads: What the Racist Is Expected to Look Like”
[Blog post for Reading the Pictures]





April 22, 2017
“On the Stunning Tefillin Photo and the Marks that Remain”  
[Blog post for Reading the Pictures]





April 4, 2017                                                                          “Photography’s Limits in the Age of Trump’s EPA”                          [Blog post for Reading the Pictures]





March 22, 2017
“Airports and the New Politics of National Belonging in the Age of the Travel Ban”
[Blog post for University of Massachusetts Press]



tiny trump

March 6, 2017
“Tiny Trumps Don’t Shrink the Sexual Power Trip”
[Blog post for Reading the Pictures]




February 15, 2017
“Overshadowed by his Image: Afterlives of Omran Daqneesh”
[Blog post for Reading the Pictures]





December 1, 2016
“How Science Is Pictured in the Media and Public Culture”
[A Reading the Pictures / Seeing Science Salon]





February 19, 2016
“DoD Detainee Photos Raise Disturbing Questions
About Transparency”
[Blog post for The Conversation]




October 21, 2015
“The Myth of the Predator”
[Quoted in story]




aylan kurdi (cropped)

September 22, 2015
“Feeling Good About Feeling Bad About Aylan Kurdi”
[Blog post for Antenna: Responses to Media & Culture]




June 22, 2015
“Flip the Script: Is it Fair to Call Them Shark ‘Attacks’?” [Quoted in story]




May 18, 2015
“What the Accidental Drone Killing of an American ‘Traitor’ Says About the Power of Visual Weapons”
[Blog post for The Conversation]



brian williams

February 18, 2015
“Brian Williams, the Military, and American Culture”
[Blog post for The Conversation]




Image of Book (Rebecca A. Adelman)

November 2014
About Beyond the Checkpoint 
[Interview on UMBC’s In the Loop]




cnn toy plane

May 12, 2014
Only Marginally More Unreal: Reconsidering CNN’s Coverage of Malaysia Airlines 370”
[Blog post for Antenna: Responses to Media & Culture]



dear free world

January 2, 2014
“Atypical Images of War”
[Op-ed in the Baltimore Sun]



best of jeep

February 21, 2013
“Half the Battle?  Envisioning Citizenship in ‘Whole Again’”                             
[Blog post for Antenna: Responses to Media & Culture]



LA times

April 26, 2012
“Choosing to Photograph, Choosing to Publish, Choosing to Look”
[Op-ed in the Baltimore Sun]



age progressed

May 9, 2011
“Bin Laden’s Image”
[Op-ed in the Baltimore Sun]