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1 June 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 Ukraine, mass shootings, birds, lichen, Dewi Lewis, Pinar Yolaçan, Brad Moore and Generations photo contest.

  • As the war reaches a critical pass in the Donbas region of Ukraine, New York Times photographers Lynsey Addario, Finbarr O’Reilly and Ivor Prickett report From Ukraine's Front Lines, Bravery and Wreckage (gift link).
  • Jon Allsop asks, Do We Really Need to See Photos of Mass Shootings? "My personal, visceral reaction to the publication debate is not especially constructive, but, given the knottiness and bleakness of the question, that doesn't seem inappropriate," he writes. "It is, simply, to ask what sort of country needs not only to know that a classroom full of children was brutally massacred, but to see it, too -- and to ask again whether this is really a country that an image might redeem."
  • Mee-Lai Stone presents a few images from New Photography of the Bird. The new 192-page book written by Gemma Padley (in English despite the Amazon description) features the work of dozens of photographers.
  • Dahlia Ambrose selected 21 Inspiring and Unusual Photographs of Lichen. "Lichens make great subjects for macro photography because of their interesting patterns and colors but are often overlooked or even go unnoticed by most photographers," she writes.
  • Dewi Lewis has Something to Say, including advice to street photographers hoping to publish their first photobook and the questions any photographer should ask before they try to publish a book. Along with his wife Caroline Warhurst, he runs Dewi Lewis Publishing, which has published books by Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Bruce Gilden, Jacob Aue Sobol and Laia Abril, among others.
  • In Reversing the Gaze, photographer Pinar Yolaçan discusses portraiture and creating "new historical fiction." She writes, "I don't describe my work as being about identity, but eventually it is -- the camera and the lens create a reverse gaze, a reverse process. It's more like an exchange."
  • Brad Moore continues with Day 3 of Photographing Bonnaroo for Red Bull. Which he started in the afternoon. But called it a night at 4 a.m. the next day. So it's Day 3 and 4, you could say.
  • BenQ is accepting submissions to its Generations Photo Contest until June 30. Take a picture that "reflects your creative idea depicting Generations of family or people." Prizes include BenQ monitors and calibration tools.

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