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Photo Ops in Politics
Campus Report ^ | September 29, 2008 | Irene Warren

Posted on 09/29/2008 2:06:32 PM PDT by bs9021

Photo Ops in Politics

by: Irene Warren, September 29, 2008

Big-name news celebrities shared center stage at the Brookings Institution recently to host an exclusive presentation with Kiku Adatto, author of Picture Perfect: Life in the Age of the Photo Op, as they explored photo expressions and addressed the problems with photo ops in politics, William A. Galston, with the Brookings Institution, explained.

“The event is part of the Governing Ideas series,” Galston noted, “it is intended to broaden the discussion of governance issues through forums on timely and relevant books on history, culture, legal norms and practices, and also values and religion.”

Kiku Adatto, an acclaimed author and commentator on American society and culture and now scholar in residence at Harvard’s Humanities Center and Lecturer on Social Studies, talked to the locals and press about her newly released book and also shared some of the controversy behind it.

Adatto explained that photos from the Nixon era to the present-day have robustly changed due to photo op imaging in political news reporting. Adatto’s views about polarization, its influence on politics and how photo ops have revolutionized the way politics are conveyed in news, has beckoned her to explain her stance in 21st century news reporting. Adatto implies that the way photo ops in politics are conveyed in news today is just a hair shy of becoming another pop-culture.

“Adatto’s writings on the media helped spark a national debate on presidential campaign coverage,” Galston noted in a handout given to spectators. Further, he said, “Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the New Republic Radio, and in many major American newspapers.”...

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Miscellaneous; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 2008election; agitprop; celebrity; electioncoverage; fauxtography; mediabias; photoop; photoops

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