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Princeton's WordNet

  1. photo opportunity, photo opnoun

    an occasion that lends itself to (or is deliberately arranged for) taking photographs that provide favorable publicity for those who are photographed

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  1. photo opnoun

    a photo opportunity

Wikipedia

  1. Photo op

    A photo op (sometimes written as photo opp), short for photograph opportunity (or photo opportunity), is an arranged opportunity to take a photograph of a politician, a celebrity, or a notable event.The term was coined by the administration of US President Richard Nixon. William Safire credited its coinage to Bruce Whelihan, an aide to Nixon Press Secretary Ron Ziegler. Ziegler would say "Get 'em in for a picture", and Whelihan would dutifully announce to the White House press room, "There will be a photo opportunity in the Oval Office."The term has acquired a negative connotation, referring to a carefully planned pseudo-event, often masqueraded as news. It is associated with politicians who perform tasks such as planting trees, picking up litter, and visiting senior citizens, often during election cycles, with the intent of photographers catching the events, generating positive publicity. Among nearly ritual photo ops are those when participants of a summit get out of their cars, shake hands or kiss, or sign a document. Formal, planned photography sessions in the White House date back to the 1930s, when Franklin Roosevelt's press secretary advised photographers to avoid taking photos of the President in a wheelchair.

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  1. photo op

    A photo op, short for "photographic opportunity," is a staged event or situation arranged for the sole purpose of capturing favorable or memorable photographs. It is typically planned by public figures, organizations, or companies to promote their image, generate publicity, or convey a specific message through visual representation. Photo ops are often carefully choreographed and meticulously set up to ensure visually appealing or newsworthy pictures that can be used for marketing, public relations, or political purposes. The intention is to shape public perception, create a positive impression, or enhance the reputation of the individual or entity involved.

Wikidata

  1. Photo op

    A photo op, short for photograph opportunity, is an opportunity to take a memorable and effective photograph of a politician, a celebrity, or a notable event. The term was coined by the administration of US President Richard Nixon. William Safire credited its coinage to Bruce Whelihan, an aide to Nixon Press Secretary Ron Ziegler. Ziegler would say Get 'em in for a picture, and Whelihan would dutifully announce to the White House press room, There will be a photo opportunity in the Oval Office. The term has acquired a negative connotation, referring to a carefully planned pseudo-event, often masqueraded as news. It is associated with politicians who perform tasks such as planting trees, picking up litter, and visiting senior citizens, often during election cycles, with the intent of photographers catching the events on film, generating positive publicity. Among nearly ritual photo ops are those when participants of a summit get out of their cars, shake hands or kiss, or sign a document. Formal, pre-planned photography sessions in the White House date back to the 1930s, when Franklin Roosevelt's press secretary advised photographers to avoid taking photos of the President in a wheelchair.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of photo op in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of photo op in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of photo op in a Sentence

  1. Jeremy Ben-Ami:

    There's been a lot of damage done that's continued through the summer and the fight over the Iran deal, there's some hope by the Prime Minister that he can begin to repair some of that damage. It's going to take a little more than a photo op at the White House or a couple of speeches at Washington think tanks to try to actually mend some of these fences.

  2. Brian Kemp:

    But it looks like they wouldn’t apply when she’s attending a photo op.

  3. Elijah Cummings:

    This is the identical approach taken by Chairman (Darrell) Issa when he served as chairman of the Oversight Committee -- forcing witnesses to appear in person to assert their Fifth Amendment rights just for a photo op, mr. Pagliano's testimony has nothing to do with the Benghazi attacks and everything to do with Republicans' insatiable desire to derail Secretary Clinton's presidential bid.

  4. John Kasich:

    The guy, you know, has been invited to come speak to Congress. Let him speak, and the President can have a meeting with him. They don't have to have a photo op or anything, but of course you go and you talk to him.

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    I worry that this president, in his eagerness to strike a deal and get the acclaim and a photo op, will strike a quick one and a bad one, not a strong one, not a lasting one.


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