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21 October 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 the Close-Up Photographer of the Year, Sophie Green, Karen Marshall, the holiday season, viewfinders, Printique, abandoned houses and the Delia/Renty daguerreotypes.

  • Alan Taylor presents 18 photos by the winners of the third Close-Up Photographer of the Year contest. More than 9,000 entries in seven categories were received from 56 countries this year.
  • In The Eccentricities of British Subcultures, Sarah Gilbert spotlights the documentary photography of Sophie Green. Not only amusing, the Foster's cans provide a terrific solution to an inevitable problem.
  • Suzanne Sease tells the story of Between Girls, the personal project of Karen Marshall. "When I began, this notion of using documentary photography and visual storytelling as a way to talk about emotional bonding was an abstract concept for a lot of people," Marshall says, "because their notion of documentary practice was that something was a conflict or something was how to be about human rights or something about how to be exotic."
  • In Naughty or Nice, Merry or Lump of Coal?, Thom Hogan wonders what the holiday season is going to look like. "For those that have to have the latest and greatest, this will not be a merry holiday," he writes.
  • In Viewfinders Revisited, Mike Johnston compares viewfinder technology to open floor plans.
  • Joe McNally reflects on Printing an Olympic Book with Printique. "Pictures constitute memory. And digital is fantastic, super fast and easy to share," he writes. "But a book ... ink on paper is not a click of the keyboard. It stays with you."
  • Jasenka Grujin found 19 Awesome Photographs of Abandoned Houses just in time for Halloween, although you probably don't want to decorate like them.
  • Andrew Molitor argues with Azoulay on the Delia/Renty Daguerreotypes. "A general theme we are going to encounter is that Azoulay and everyone else is muddling legal and moral arguments up," he writes. "The legal situation is perfectly clear, the moral one is murky." He wades through the murk nicely.

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