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22 August 2020

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 Post Office murals, Gregory Crewdson, the Zhiyun Smooth Q2, most missed cameras, a Sony A6600, Kevin Raber and James Walker.

  • Justin Hamel went Searching for America's 1930s Post Office Murals and has photographed "about 325 individual murals." He writes that "each new mural I discovered offered an engaging view into the local histories of the world around us" but "many post office murals are coming under scrutiny for the way they portray the colonization and slavery."
  • For Gregory Crewdson, Truth Lurks in the Landscape, Arthur Lubow writes in this feature on the artist noted for his large-scale photographs produced with a movie crew. "In the current locked-down world, which is hollowed out by economic collapse and fragmented by fear of contagion, Crewdson's overwrought images seem like faithful representations of our frazzled psychological state," he writes.
  • Kirk Tuck bought a $130 Zhiyun Smooth Q2, a smartphone gimbal that is easy to use.
  • Mike Johnston The Camera I Miss the Most after several of his readers name their own Camera of Fond Memory.
  • In today's The Dalrymple Report, Jim Dalrymple listens to Dave Mark talk about moving to a $1,400 Sony A6600, including using the EVF, the lighter weight even with a zoom, iCloud limitations, transferring images. The 10-minute segment starts around 4:50.
  • Kevin Raber has posted the 1:15:03 video of his first Edit Raws With Kevin events. He's going to do another on Tuesday.
  • James Walker took a protest photo at a Trump rally in Nashville. In After a repentant Trump voter's one-man protest, what happened next?, David Smith interviews him about the consequences of that one image. It tallied more than a thousand words.

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