In traditional times, this deep into campaign season, we would be seeing lots of images of shaking hands and kissing babies and such. CNN published a lovely essay on why campaign photos are important, highlighting some memorable moments from archives.
The 2020 version of election season is more high drama. With President Donald Trump testing positive for the coronavirus this week, every interaction and public engagement he has had recently is suddenly under renewed scrutiny, including the first presidential debate (which no single image could fully encapsulate anyways). We took a look back at all his recent events in a photo essay, and, whew, he's been around a lot of people.
The world being on fire offered a small sliver of hope, with Reuters’ thoughtful photo series on how firefighting offers a future for inmates. For a break from the news, we looked at some very cool street photos by Tatsuo Suzuki from Tokyo, a literal world away. The Washington Post reminds us that love always prevails, even in tough times, with a look back at historical photos of men in love in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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