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photo opportunity

a brief period set aside for the media to take photographs of a high government official or celebrity, usually immediately before or after a newsworthy event.
Origin of photo opportunity
1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for photo opportunity
  • Prosecutors on the other hand are desperate for attention and are always looking for the next photo opportunity.
  • Ziegler was credited with coining the term photo opportunity, now widely used to describe canned political appearances.
  • Today portrait sculpture is dead, and the photo opportunity reigns.
  • At his first photo opportunity, they also discovered that he likes dogs.
  • The moratorium was a photo opportunity and hardly stopped any construction.
  • It enables me to capture that rare photo opportunity that would be lost to eternity.
  • Generations of politicians have perfected the photo opportunity.
  • The event was a run-of-the-mill photo opportunity: a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new road.
  • Later, he had another extended back-and-forth with a fan whom he'd previously met at a photo opportunity.
  • The justices typically provide a photo opportunity when there is a change in the court.
British Dictionary definitions for photo opportunity

photo opportunity

an opportunity, either preplanned or accidental, for the press to photograph a politician, celebrity, or event
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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