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1 August 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 California wildfires, girlhood, George Steinmetz, Gerda Taro, Chris Hondros, Alan Winslow, Temi Coker, the Leica M and a contest for emerging photographers.

  • Alan Taylor presents 28 Dramatic Photos of the California Wildfires. "Thousands of firefighters are now battling multiple blazes that have burned hundreds of thousands of acres in the past few weeks, and recently claimed at least eight lives," he writes. And it isn't just California, but the western U.S.
  • In Celebrating Girlhood and Feminine Identity, Rene interviews Melissa Ann Pinney about her exhibit Girl Transcendent. "I want to show women and girls as subjects in their own lives, not as objects, girlfriends, mothers or wives or roles that are accessories to male roles," Pinney says.
  • Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change includes aerial photos and videos shot by George Steinmetz over the past year. The piece "tracks the efforts of a small group of American scientists, activists and politicians to raise the alarm and stave off catastrophe."
  • Getty Images' Foto celebrates female war photographer (and Robert Capa partner) Gerda Taro on the occasion of a Google Doodle honoring her. And in You Can't Do War Photography From a Distance, the publication honors "the release of a stirring documentary about the late photojournalist Chris Hondros."
  • Portrait and Documentary Photographer Alan Winslow shares "a shooting technique that I've been using in my practice for years and believe has helped me develop as a photographer and artist." Limit the number of frames you shoot, he suggests. Alternately, think about it more.
  • Charles Purdy profiles Adobe Creative Resident and Renaissance Man Temi Coker. "I had gone to Nigeria with the intention of using my photography to show people how beautiful Nigeria is and clear up misconceptions about the country -- when I was in high school, people assumed I'd lived in a hut and things like that," Coker says.
  • Lloyd Chambers asks, Is It the End of the M Road for Leica? There are a few thoughts on sensor and monitor resolution even more interesting than that question, too.
  • Feature Shoot has opened its Fourth Annual Emerging Photography Awards for submissions. All photographers not currently represented by a gallery or agent are welcome to apply.

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