It’s often been said that certain news media organizations aim to select the most unattractive photos around of certain people, or aim for images that are perhaps suggestive.
I wouldn’t know about that. All I have to say is that, sometimes, one shot does say it all, having encountered it when reading this Dan Balz post:
So he squints on, boat against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. None too soon at that.