This hits differently. Even though we actively browsed for something else, we returned to this YouTube thumbnail that encapsulates the past and the present. The eyes have it.
Philippines' Rappler, with EDSA People Power Revolution's 35th anniversary, released a documentary on how the Marcoses are clawing their way back to power using disinformation and networked propaganda to burnish their image.
Bonus link: Philippine Daily Inquirer's front page in 1986, shared by New Naratif providing context and meaning to this important anniversary. "You don't have to swim, you can fly!" Hit reply if you spot it!
Suicide in Japan during the Pandemic
In this article, it describes how the pandemic has been difficult for many in Japan, yet the pressures have been compounded for women. How can we approach and photograph something this difficult and delicate?
Both Noriko Hayashi and Hiroko Maisuke's photographs are something to admire here. Would you like them to be featured in Field Notes, as they reflect on this assignment?
An Iconic Image?
Staying with Covid-19, we would like to echo what Helen Lewis argues in The Atlantic recently, the challenge of documenting the coronavirus is to show how our existence has been put on hold, how time has telescoped while our horizons have contracted. This is something visual professionals have to think about.
But if you have seen one, do share the link with us.