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25 April 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 Sim Chi Yin, a loincloth, Roger Ballen, procrastination, an Ansel Adams mystery and transience.

  • In Sim Chi Yin, a Patient Photographer, Wins Chris Hondros Award, James Estrin profiles the Beijing-based freelancer who finds herself "at a crossroads in my work and my life" after a serious thumb injury.
  • In La Luz De La Mente, by Luis GonzÁLez Palma, Francis Hodgson confesses he loves "the twisty way this picture is both a heartfelt religious object and at the same time a reflection on the depiction of religious objects. It's gorgeous, too."
  • Jordan Teicher explores Roger Ballen's Quest for Meaning Through Photography. Ballen sums up what his photography has been about: "Defining Roger and Roger's relationship to the world and the world's relationship to Roger and Roger's relationship to deeper philosophical issues of the human condition."
  • Thom Hogan suggests this is the time for procrastination if you want a Canon or Nikon camera. "Don’t shoot me if I'm wrong on this, but I've been watching the financials-to-sales tea leaves for decades now and it would be unusual if we didn't see discounting suddenly get more aggressive. Put another way, I'd wait a week or two before popping for a camera body from either of the companies, as what you want might go on sale soon."
  • In Solved: A Decades-Old Ansel Adams Mystery, Cara Giaimo reports a team led by Donald Olson at Texas State University has figured out exactly when and where two Alasksa images were taken.
  • In Transient Glimpses, Ming Thein presents a series of "especially poignant and fragile" images.

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