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10 March 2021

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 Tara Wray, Ryosuke Kosuge, Fukushima, 10 women photographers, the World Nature Photography awards, Ashely Gilbertson, the Peak Design Travel Tripod, a $7,000 contract and BirdCast.

  • In How Tara Wray Used Photography to 'Process Fear and Uncertainty', Di'Amond Moore interviews the photographer about her pandemic photobook Year of the Beast. "I view this book as a diary of the past year, made in tandem with day-to-day existence, not in spite of it," she says.
  • Grace Ebert highlights The Unexpected Beauty of Everyday Life Throughout Asia photographed by Ryosuke Kosuge. He chooses destinations based on the specific mood he hopes to convey, she writes, "although sometimes those decisions are spurred by a personal desire to experience local customs and cuisine."
  • In Fukushima's Eerie Landscapes, James Whitlow Delano's haunting stills and video illustrate text by Hikari Hida and Mike Ives that begins, "Ten years after a devastating earthquake and tsunami led to a nuclear meltdown in northern Japan, residents are readjusting to places that feel familiar and hostile at once." One returning resident explains, "I'm always asked, 'Why did you return? How many people returned?' But my question is: What does that even mean? That place no longer exists."
  • Brad Moore lists 10 of his favorite Women of Photography. "There are so many amazing women in our industry, the list would never end if all of them were included!" he explains.
  • Winners of the World Nature Photography Awards have been announced. Thomas Vijayan was the Grand Prize winner with his photo of an orangutan climbing a tree.
  • New York Times photographer Ashely Gilbertson describes Photographing a New York in Need. "One day in Times Square, as I sat waiting for a pedestrian to pass through a composition I had made, it was quiet enough for me to hear the sounds of the traffic lights changing," she writes.
  • Kevin Raber reviews the Peak Design Travel Tripod. "I have had no regrets about making this purchase," he writes.
  • Carl Oppenheimer negotiates a $7,000 contract for Real Patient Portraits for Pharmaceutical Company. "The photographer ultimately came in under budget upon invoicing, which helped convince the agency to have him bid on a supplemental project," he writes.
  • BirdCast forecasts how many birds will be aloft over the continental U.S. with live migration maps that report how many birds actually took flight. The system, developed by Colorado State University, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the University of Massachusetts Amherst uses machine learning and two decades of historical data to produce the forecasts. You can get forecasts by city, too.

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