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19 August 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 Critics' Choice Awards, James Bannister, LenRentals, an iPad workflow, a phone call and colorblind accessibility.

  • LensCulture presents the 49 winners of its 2021 Critics' Choice Award among photographers in over 150 countries. "There are poignant reflections on the pandemic, both intimate and collective; diaristic and social documentary projects, from desert dwellers living off the grid to queer political refugees in Berlin; sculptural objects and cross-stitched photographs; candid and constructed images; contemporary abstraction and conceptual photography; ruminations about climate change, identity and family narratives."
  • In James Bannister Bears Witness to Identity and Individuality in the U.K., Louise Long introduces the photographer's latest work, commissioned by Leice and 1854. "Armed with Leica equipment and a 5000 creative grant," she writes, "he spent three weeks driving around England, from London to the Southwest and Manchester to the Midlands, catching small glimpses of lives lived."
  • In Gear, Geysers, & the Future Is Video, LenRentals's Ryan, Joey and Roger tackle issues ranging from the best camera and lens combination to its Black Friday sale to simple items you should keep in your camera bag.
  • Jason Row revisits The iPad Workflow for Photographers on the Go after his disappointing 2016 experience. Software makes the difference in 2021.
  • Kirk Tuck gets Interrupted by a Phone Call that will keep him from retiring a bit longer.
  • Italian design student Franco Monaco wrote his thesis about Web accessibility for the color-blind. Colorblind Accessibility Manifesto lists 10 rules for designers to follow and calls for developers to write a browser extension to make sites intelligible to the color blind.

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