Gail Bichler and team continue to do powerful work at The New York Times Magazine, this time with a brilliant image by @jackdavisonphoto.
Several decisions contributed to the power of the image, especially the intimacy of being uncomfortably close, amplified by the the ultra-tight crop. The use of stark black and white abstracts the image further and emphasizes the incredible textures of the rhino's skin.
To compaound that intimacy, the headline is so small that the reader must draw closer yet to read the copy. Brilliant contrast of scale.
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