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8 November 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 Angelo Cirrincione, Hoda Afsha, veiling glare, a clever animation, Pinterest and avoiding robberies.

  • Angelo Cirrincione photographs Palermo's Gnuri, who drive horse-driven carriages throughout the city, in black and white. "My favorite," he picks an images, "is the one where there's an old man stroking a horse with a sponge, washing it gently and with love."
  • Speak the Wind reviews a new photo book of that name by the Iranian-Australian photographer Hoda Afsha. "This work isn't about ghosts or spirits; it's about possession -- possession of land and of bodies in the real world and of the transgenerational trauma that possession constructs," Daniel Boetker-Smith writes.
  • Mike Johnston discusses Veiling Glare with a good example that he shot with an iPhone.
  • London-based animation studio Nomint produced this 45-second animated video We Can't Negotiate with Ice that follows a polar bear crossing a landscape of melting glaciers, rising seas, violent storms and wildfires.
  • In How Pinterest Utterly Ruined Photo Search on the Internet, the author points out you can't easily see any Pinterest images returned from a query unless you sign up for an account. Append "-pinterest" to your image searches to avoid it.
  • A Reddit thread churns up a number of good suggestions on How to Not Get Robbed? Wear your camera strap under a coat (which we do), don't use an obvious camera bag, mount a short lens, blacken brand names. In order of usefulness.

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