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11 March 2022

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 Peter Turnley, Andrew Molitor, Khaula Jamil, Harold Davis, Marc Levoy, a William Klein retrospective, NAS recommendations, Terry White and Bob Brown.

  • In Moment of Prayer, Mike Johnston catches up with Peter Turnley, who has gone to Ukraine to tell the story of what he calls the Exodus from Ukraine. "He said he's photographed refugees in many circumstances for forty years, but has never seen anything like what he's seeing now -- because of its scale, for one thing and because it has 'a sort of World War II feel to it' because it's happening in Eastern Europe, but mainly because the exodus consists almost entirely of women and children. The men are staying behind to fight."
  • In The Many Victims of Photography, Andrew Molitor takes on the outrage over a father who learned of his family's death over Instagram. The photo didn't hurt the father, Molitor points out. That was the work of the Russian army. "To claim that any potential harm constitutes a veto is to claim that photography should not exist," he writes. "Any photo that carries information has the potential to harm, if we're broad-minded about who we're willing to force victim status on to."
  • In a Women Behind the Lens piece for the Guardian's global development site, photographer Khaula Jamil explores the difficulties faced by Bengali-speakers in Pakistan and "how they are filtering down the generations."
  • Harold Davis was Walking by the Sea with QT Luong, who photographed Our National Monuments. He showcases both a black-and-white and a color capture from the outing.
  • Earlier this month, Adobe VP and Fellow Marc Levoy was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and recognized for his work in computer graphics and computational photography. In this Q&A, Levoy discusses the award, describes his own innovation journey and shares his expertise on the future of AI breakthroughs in photography.
  • The International Center of Photography will host William Klein: YES, a major retrospective of the artist's work covering the years 1948 to 2013 this summer.
  • In Which NAS? Howard Oakley expands on his recently published review of NAS systems intended primarily for Time Machine network backups. "If you’re still using a Time Capsule, it’s already long past its fail-by date," he writes. "There's an excellent choice of NAS systems from these manufacturers."
  • In Do You Need a New Mac Studio? Maybe, Terry White argues the price of admission is too high to save a few minutes a week. "This new Mac is targeted toward creative professionals that make their living using high-end professional applications every day, all day," he writes.
  • In Newspaper Photographer Bob Brown Has Captured Virginia Governors for Half a Century, Jack Limpert reprises Gregory Schneider's story for the Washington Post on the venerable photojournalist's retirement at the end of the month. "It’s probably not true that Bob Brown traded tomato plants with Thomas Jefferson or sipped bourbon with Abraham Lincoln, though you might hear such tales around Virginia’s Capitol," he writes. Probably, but who knows? Brown is 84, after all.

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