photo opportunity

noun
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:
1975–80

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photo opportunity
 
n
an opportunity, either preplanned or accidental, for the press to photograph a politician, celebrity, or event

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Example sentences
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.
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