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The problem with the photographs posted on Slate, Ms. Kenneally argued, was that they lacked context. Worst of all, according to her, was that the Slate headline emphasized the “P word” – “poverty.” “When you put a photograph of a young girl doing something and then say the reason is poverty, viewers separate themselves,” Ms. Kenneally said. She added that the word “poverty” introduces a moralizing element. “The whole purpose of the project is to find a new way to talk about these social issues,” she explained. Without context, Ms. Kenneally said, viewers were cut off from the culture and circumstances that define her subjects’ lives.
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On this day in 1934, John Dillinger was shot and killed outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago, as federal agents tried to arrest him. Dillinger pulled a weapon and attempted to flee but was shot four times. He was 31 years old. During his criminal career, Dillinger and his gang robbed two dozen banks and four police stations, and Dillinger escaped from jail twice. He served as the impetus for the creation of the FBI.

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