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12 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 the first Webb image, Yoshikatsu Fujii, Antico Setificio Fiorentino, Kate Fanning, Edwin Rosskam, a Getty collection, that LCD preview, the Shiftcam ProGrip, Nikon dSLRs, Nikkei and mass shooting images.

  • NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has produced the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the Distant Universe to date. Known as Webb's First Deep Field, this image of galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 is overflowing with detail.
  • In Hiroshima Graph -- Everlasting Flow, Yoshikatsu Fujii combines archival and family photos with collage and other interventions to present a very personal look at how the atomic bomb from 1945 continues to affect survivors and their families in Japan.
  • Susan Wright provides A Glimpse Inside a Florentine Silk-Weaving Workshop (gift link) with her text and photos of the Antico Setificio Fiorentino, which relies on looms from the 18th and 19th centuries to produce precious textiles since 1786.
  • In Roe v. Wade: Kate Fanning, Heidi Volpe interviews the photographer about her coverage of the Dobbs decision protests. "Most surprisingly, were the intimate details that women so courageously shared," she says. "Stories of their lives scribbled with Sharpies on posters that lined a stormy sky."
  • Mid-Century Summers in P-Town presents Edwin Rosskam's images of summers in Provincetown, Mass., from 1937 to 1940.
  • Aina Khan reports the Getty Opens Access to 30,000 Images of Black Diaspora in U.K. and U.S.. "The collection will grant access to images for educators, researchers and content creators, allowing them to tell untold stories from black history and culture that go beyond narratives of enslavement and colonization," she writes.
  • In The Back of the Camera, Dave Williams takes on "the purists out there who don't believe in editing an image at all, rather just shooting and saving." He points out the preview you see on the LCD is actually an already-processed JPEG. So you're shooting, processing and saving.
  • Kevin Raber reviews the $149.99 Shiftcam ProGrip for Your Mobile Phone. "A very cool feature is the pivots," he writes. "You can do vertical shots without having to get all twisted up with your hands and arms. Just rotate the phone to a vertical position."
  • In its Statement Regarding Today's Media Article, Nikon says, "Nikon is continuing the production, sales and service of dSLR" after a report from Nikkei claimed the company was ending SLR development.
  • In Nikkei Needs New Staff Writers, Thom Hogan trashes the Nikkei article that claims Nikon is abandoning dSLRs. "Within the article there are no quotes from Nikon executives, no substantiation or even explanation of direct statements," he writes. "Finally, there's the throwaway line at the end of the article: 'Rival Canon also plans to follow Nikon...' Again unattributed."
  • In Calls to Release More Graphic Images of Deadly Attacks Meet Opposition, former UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism dean Ed Wasserman and Sandy Phillips, who lost her daughter in a mass shooting, discuss the issue.

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