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Every photo tells a story. In this week’s episode, Katie and Yves take a look at specific instances when pictures were used for good…and for evil. Sometimes they expose the truth, but sometimes they obscure it.


 


Act I: The Most Photographed Man In America


How Frederick Douglass used his portraits to advance the abolitionist movement.


 


Act II: The Polaroid Protest


Two Polaroid employees discover that the company's technology was being used by the South African government to enforce apartheid. How they forced Polaroid into becoming the first major American company to withdraw from South Africa.


 


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