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7 September 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 Burning Man, Larry Fink, Chava Oropesa, photographing a music festival, film photography and learning to see.

  • The Guardian curates images from several source of the Mud and Chaos at Burning Man this year.
  • Larry Fink's black-and-white photographs illustrate Michelle Cottle's article You Shouldn't Have to Take Care of Your Aging Parents on Your Own (gift link). "Providing this care is a monumental endeavor, one for which American society is ill prepared," she writes. Amen.
  • Susan Sease features Con Mucho CariƱo, the personal project of Oakland photographer Chava Oropesa who is illustrating her mother's 120 recipes from her handwritten cookbook.
  • Josh Wool explains How to Photograph a Music Festival, especially backstage where your window of opportunity is just a minute or two. "The backstage areas are considered sacred spaces where the musicians can let their guard down, being granted access to it is a very special thing that requires a great deal of trust, respect and discretion," he writes.
  • Jason Koebler explains How to Get Into Film Photography (And Why You Should). "Shooting film is great because it is so damn expensive and incredibly inconvenient," he writes as the gaslight burns. April Fool's in September, apparently.
  • In Experience and Premise Can Be Misleading, Thom Hogan writes, "Generally we need to be trained to see things."

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