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20 June 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 Claude Cahun, Donna Ferrato, child refugee Polaroids, Evgenia Arbugaeva, tips for b&w iPhone photography, a duotone effect, a Luminar 3 bundle, Oskar Barnack Award finalists and ten iconic photographs.

  • The New York Times series Overlooked No More features Claude Cahun, Whose Photographs Explored Gender and Sexuality and not a little anti-Nazi subterfuge.
  • The Guardian explores Donna Ferrato's Domestic Abuse Photos currently on exhibit in Madrid. Talking about her most famous shot, she says, "This is the moment that changed my life. It changed Elisabeth's life. I don't know what it did to her husband -- I don't think he cared at all."
  • In Snapshot of Hope, child refugees share their dreams through Polaroids. To mark World Refugee Day, Save the Children invited children living in settlements in Jordan, Bangladesh and Uganda to draw their hopes and memories on a portrait of themselves.
  • In An Arctic Childhood, Evgenia Arbugaeva tells the story of her best photograph. "One day, I went to the shore," she begins. "I saw a family having a picnic with a bonfire. A little girl was throwing stones into the sea. She reminded me of myself."
  • Jason Peterson lists Nine Tips for Striking Black and White Urban Photography on iPhone.
  • Graphic artist Erica Larson shows How to Create a Duotone Effect in Adobe Photoshop using color gradients. Not traditional duotones that extend dynamic range, mind you, but a "duotone effect" that minimizes it.
  • MacHeist is offering 47 percent off a Luminar 3 Bundle that includes Luminar 3 for macOS or Windows and Richard Harrington's Dee Dive to Luminar 3 for $49 ($93 regularly).
  • The 12 finalists for Leica's Oskar Barnack Award have been announced with galleries of their work on view.
  • As he recovers from a cornea transplant, Mike Johnston has been rerunning his series of Ten Iconic Photographs starting with No 10. It's a photo education in itself -- and only takes 10 days.

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