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26 September 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 week in pictures, the Qandahar Album, Rania Matar, Marc Sellés Llimós, Instituto Terra, Vero, making things, camera companies, digital black-and-white, the Hasselblad X2D shutter speed and Pixelmater Pro.

  • Tomas Stargardter curates The Week in Pictures from the Associated Press. The gallery includes women preparing for the Hindu festival of Navratri, Hurricane Fiona striking Puerto Rico and ongoing protests over the death of a woman detained by Iran's morality police.
  • In Picturing Afghanistan, Alexandria Sivak writes the Qandahar Album reveals a complex history in photographs. The images taken by a British doctor 140 years ago are now accessible in the Getty's online exhibit At the Crossroads: Qandahar in Images and Empires.
  • In Family Moments, Rania Matar shares some private moments of her children dreaming, laughing and sleeping. "I'm grateful that when I was doing this work, there were no laptops and iPhones," she says. "My kids enjoyed the very simple moments of being children, of living in the moment, of seeing the wonder of the simple things in life."
  • Grace Ebert showcases Brilliant Star Trails over lightning captured in a 380-image composite by Marc Sellés Llimós.
  • In I Was Transformed Into an Environmentalist, Veronica Esposito interviews Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado about his Instituto Terra, an ecological center founded on a devastated former ranch in Brazil's state of Minas Gerais.
  • Before You Jump on 'Vero' ... Watch This! Scott Kelby warns. "This" is a 9:20 video by Kevin Patrick Robbins arguing Vero doesn't do anything for professional photographers:

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