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  1. Oct 2021
    1. This informal picture, against a backdrop of pink and green fabric that alludes to the colors of her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority,

      Are we as the reader of this magazine issue over analyzing these photos, focusing on micro things like color? Or are they meant to be analyzed?

    2. Vogue robbed Harris of her roses. Despite its freighted history of racial insensitivity and recent accusations of disrespect and promises to be more inclusive, Vogue as an institution hasn’t fully grasped the role that humility plays in finding the path forward. A

      Does the publication of this article along with the blacklash that came with it, diminish the already tattered name of Vogue?

    3. Vogue overstepped. It got too chummy too fast. Harris made history. She may be a different kind of vice president. But don’t call her Kamala.

      This is reaction to the context as it states an opinion, saying the article is too familiar and does not properly encapsulate the vice-president's grandeur.

    4. These are not official portraits, but neither are they glamour shots or journalistic ones. They exist in the in-between. They mark history and capture the woman who breathes life into the title of vice president. But these pictures also help to craft a mythology — in this case, about a Black woman and power in America.

      This is another response as it is not clearly stating a fact, the article fails to blend the line of fashion and journalism.

    5. The picture isn’t juxtaposed with one of constituents or staff or family. She’s a woman alone in sneakers sharing space with the Vogue brand.

      I see this as the response to the counterargument as it states that she is more so sharing the Vogue brand than anything meaningful or an identifier of her status.

    6. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this picture. In some ways, it’s an audacious way of depicting this new political era and its break with the past.

      This can be seen as the counterargument because the author stats that there is not a real issue with the covers, and that this may usher a new familiarity between politicians and civilians.

    7. It also doesn’t give the viewer any of the expected tropes about shattering barriers or reaching a mountaintop. Power isn’t glamorized.

      I believe this supplies more context as it explains what the reader may have initially expected after hearing the cover model would be K. Harris, something to show hope and a ground breaking feat.

    8. lacks any of the signifiers of authority and grandeur. Her history-making rise is not telegraphed by a formal setting, a business suit or a confrontational stance. The only thing that announces the importance of the picture is the woman in it.

      I believe that this clearly explains the issue, the physical print does not portray Kamala Harris as the vice-president of the United States.

    9. The picture lacks the hyper perfection that is so often associated with fashion imagery. If one looks closely, it’s possible to see an errant strand of hair, a laugh line. The humanity hasn’t been airbrushed away, and that gives it a patina of emotion.

      I chose to call this one support as well because it backs the issue of lack of formality when focusing on one of the nation's leaders, as the cover "lacks hyper perfection".

    10. The digital cover shows Harris looking directly into the camera dressed in a pale blue blazer and matching trousers by Michael Kors. She has her arms folded across her chest, an American flag pin on her lapel and a genial smile on her face.

      I decided that this is support as it describes one side of the story or in this case one of the covers for the Vogue magazine, which is the main idea for this article.

    11. The cover did not give Kamala D. Harris due respect. It was overly familiar. It was a cover image that, in effect, called Harris by her first name without invitation.

      In my opinion, this introduces the main concern for the article and that is the over familiarity of one of the nation's biggest and most recent accomplishments.

    12. what should have been a blissfully distracting, glossy celebration of a barrier-breaking moment has become a cause for disappointment. Not because of what was in the frame, but because of what was absent.

      I decided that this is the thesis of this article because it clearly states the issue. This article by Vogue, a major publication, lacks awareness in a hectic time.