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5 July 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 MYOP in Arles, Guatemala, Palestinian women in Israel, Matt Stuart, serendipity, the iPhone 13 Pro, mutual appreciation, a book making workshop, darktable 4.0.0 and power grid independence.

  • Matt Fidler presents works in progress from MYOP in Arles 2022. The works by MYOP members "form a selection of the agency's latest projects in four chapters, including one devoted to documenting the war in Ukraine."
  • Until the Corn Grows Back highlights the work of Lys Arango in Guatemala "where food is scarce and hunger omnipresent." Arango explains the situation, "Climate change is destroying the crops of hundreds of thousands of small farmers, fueling a human crisis and creating a new pattern of migration: climate refugees. But instead of following the path of the refugees, I point my lens towards the daily realities of where these people come from."
  • Jim Casper reviews Iris Hassid's book A Place of Our Own. Hassid spent six years following the day-to-day life of four young Palestinian women, citizens of Israel, who are part of a recent surge of the young generation of Arab female students attending Tel Aviv University. The project is on exhibit at the Jewish Museum in Amsterdam until Jan. 23, 2023. The 168-page book is available online.
  • Grace Ebert showcases images from street photographer Matt Stuart's recent book Think Like a Street Photographer. "Ultimately, you need to remember how lucky you are to be walking around with a strange black box looking at things, making a record of them and bringing them home. It's a privilege," he writes in the 128-page book.
  • Harvey Sterns continues his series on Serendipity God's Gift to Photographers with the second part of three.
  • Mike Johnston shows why his new iPhone 13 Pro is One Crazy Camera. "Color me impressed, out of the gate. Pretty amazing camera system," he writes. Got his finger in one photo, though. No computational cure for that yet.
  • In Supporting Photographers, Dave Williams suggests a strategy of "mutual appreciation" to affect social media. "We can do a lot to help each other by simply engaging and sharing each other's social media posts, training the algorithms to see the value we bring to the party," he writes.
  • Stanley/Barker is holding a three-day Book Making Workshop Nov. 3-5. "You will have chance to individually discuss your projects with Rachel and Gregory Barker as well as attending three lectures on sequencing, design and the importance of good promotion and distribution, along with creative team exercises and critiques designed to give participants a deeper understanding of book making," the company said.
  • Darktable 4.0.0 has been released with color and exposure mapping, Filmic v6, guided laplacian highlight reconstruction, Uniform Color Space 2022, user interface rewrite and changes to performance and OpenCL support, among others.
  • In Solar + Battery Storage = Power Grid Independence, Terry White adds a battery to his solar system and documents how it works in different scenarios.

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