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21 November 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 photos of the week, counting votes, Jim Kasson and Roger Fenton.

  • Jim Powell presents Twenty Photographs of the Week from a variety of sources.
  • In The Most Secure Election in History, Michael Shaw and Cara Fionnegan dissect John Altdorfer's photo for Reuters epitomizing oversight of the count. In the photo, an observer watches poll workers tabulate ballots at the Allegheny County Election Warehouse in Pittsburgh on Nov. 6:
  • Jim Kasson has published a series of articles showing off his IR-Modified GFX 50R with different lenses.
  • Vox has released an 8:26 video on Errol Morris's 2007 analysis of Roger Fenton's 1855 photo "The Valley of the Shadow of Death" and its companion shot, a story that apparently never gets old:

We note a number of sites we frequent are not loading, a situation that has persisted for a few days. In addition to that, a number of others are not publishing much, including some publications. Pickings, in short, have been slim.

More to come! Meanwhile, here's a look back. And please support our efforts...

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