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28 August 2023

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 space art, Bruce Davidson outtakes, the Oskar Barnack Award shortlist, Ben Geier, Tine Poppe, Raber on artificial intelligence, Thom Hogan, enjoyment and the ruined flower.

  • Beyond the Light is an exhibition developed by the Artechouse gallery in New York with NASA to explore the universe through immersive technology-driven art. It includes newly-analyzed data from the James Webb space telescope.
  • In Bruce Davidson Digs Deep and Finds Gems He Had Overlooked (gift link), Arthur Lubow reviews the photographer's exhibition The Way Back, highlighting outtakes from nearly 70 years of work.
  • The Leica Camera Blog features six of the 12 series nominated for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award this year, promising the rest soon.
  • Grace Ebert presents Ben Geier's photographs of Abandoned Theatres, "an ongoing series that's both a nostalgic and clear-eyed look at small-town life." She doesn't, however, explain his English-variant spelling.
  • In Gilded Lilies, Sophie Wright interviews Norwegian photographer Tine Poppe about her images of cut flower in landscapes suffering from climate change. "Juxtaposing cut flowers bought from the local florist in the photographer's home turf of Oslo with printed-backdrops of her images taken in landscapes that have been affected by the climate crisis, her flower portraits are both beautiful and devastating," she writes.
  • Kevin Raber posts his third video clip in his series The Daily Chat on Artificial Intelligence in Our Photography, covering everything from Midjourney to Lightroom's Auto button to Photoshop's neural filters, all in 5:20:

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