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9 May 2019

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 the 2019 Venice Biennale, Eudora Welty, Patrick Wack, Alyssa Meadows, black-and-white calculations, Nikon's strategy, photographic storytelling and Sigma savings.

  • Alan Taylor presents 23 images of The 2019 Venice Biennale just before it opens to the public on Saturday. "This year's exhibition is titled May You Live in Interesting Times, and will remain open until Nov. 24," he writes.
  • In Photos, Eudora Welty Captured Life in 1930s Mississippi, Matthew Sedacca points out. The fiction author documented the poverty of Mississippi with a camera before she concentrated on the pen. "I took the pictures of our poverty because that was reality," Welty said.
  • Rosie Flanagan presents Patrick Wack's Photographs From the New Frontier. The images of Xinjiang, China, capture "the emotional disquiet of the province," she writes.
  • The Phoblogger has published an interview with Alyssa Meadows about her series Every Woman I Know, "a series of portraits depicting every woman I personally know who has been a victim of sexual violence." One of the images is a self-portrait.
  • Sleeklens shows yet another approach to creating Dramatic Black and White Images. In this 3:01 video, Photoshop Calculations are used with Blending modes to provide more than usual latitude in converting color to monochrome:
  • Thom Hogan bemoans Nikon's Full Frame Strategy. The problem? "Nikon believes that you want high cost full frame," he writes.
  • In Photographic Storytelling: A Poverty of Theory, Lewis Bush posts the first of two pieces on "the narrative specificities of photography." Photographers love to point out they are storytellers but nobody has explained exactly what that means.
  • Sigma is offering Mother's Day savings on 11 Global Vision Art and Contemporary lenses and its mount converter.

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