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12 March 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Andy Richter's yoga shots, Sven Laurent, humanity in one image, Wawarsing's knife industry, Patricia Niven, monochromes on Instagram, Tuck's reflections and signage.

  • In Contemplating Yoga Around the World, Jonathan Blaustein catches up with photographer Andy Richter, who has been "on a mission to deeply explore yoga, including visiting with many masters." Richter tells him, "I'm not just there trying to illustrate a posture or pose. I'm trying to tune into what's going on before me and really transmit this inner experience that the yogi in front of me is having."
  • Structures of Ephemeral Existence reveals how Belgian photographer Sven Laurent makes the ordinary look extraordinary. "I don't look for the exotic or the spectacular. I'm looking for the specific in the ordinary. I'm looking for what others wouldn't notice," he says.
  • Ellen Airhart explores How Wikipedia Portrayed Humanity in a Single Photo. "Right now, software engineers program artificial intelligence to recognize people by feeding them millions of pictures of faces. But whose faces?" she asks.
  • In Death by a Thousand Cuts, photographer Jason Koxvold tells the story of Wawarsing, N.Y., which was once "a proud manufacturing hub known for producing high-quality knives in the Hudson Valley."
  • The latest Dedication video from Capture One features food photographer Patricia Niven, who offers a peek into her work, describing why she finds food photography so dynamic and the importance of working with equally demanding, dedicated professionals:

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