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25 May 2024

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 AP's week in pictures, cicadas, dogs, grief, a chef on the beach, boots and the Leica D-Lux 8.

  • The Associated Press showcases the Week in Pictures: Global curated by AP photo editors Subramoney Iyer in New Delhi and Pamela Hassel in New York.
  • There's also a special on the once-in-221-year convergence of two broods of periodical Cicadas by Associated Press photographer Carolyn Kaster.
  • In 60 Pups With Pizzazz, Grace Ebert reviews Winnie Au's new book Cone Of Shame which will ship July 9. "Each dog, cone and backdrop has been conceived as a mash-up of abstract shapes, tones and textures. No longer turning dogs into laughing stocks, these collars become works of art," Au says.
  • 10 Artists on Working, Living and Creating Through Loss (gift link) features photographer Justin Hardiman along with Sigrid Nunez, author; Conor Oberst, musician; Bridget Everett, performer; Ben Kweller, musician; Jesmyn Ward, author; Julie Otsuka, author; Lila Avil├ęs, filmmaker; Richard E. Grant, actor; and Luke Lorentzen, filmmaker. "I wanted to give people a space to talk through their grief," Hardiman says. "Nobody really asks how you're doing. Or they ask, but they don't really want you to unpack it all."
  • Grace Holliday presents Forough Alaie's best phone picture: Woman of the Sea. The Iranian photographer has documented female football fans prohibited from entering her country's stadiums and. for this project. spent a month on Hengam Island. She used an iPhone 11 Pro Max to capture a colorfully dressed chef on the beach. "Digital cameras can be intimidating or off-putting to people in the small, traditional regions," Alaie says.
  • In A Boot Kind of Day, Kirk Tuck wanders into Allen's Boots with his Leica SL and a Sigma 45mm f2.8 lens. For the last shot in the slide show, he used Lightroom's object removal to get rid of a price tag. "amazingly good," he writes.
  • In Like a Deluxe 8, Mike Johnston explains why he prefers the Leica over the Panasonic version of the compact Four Thirds camera. "Simple. I mean simple -- the Leica looks like it might be more simple. I like Leica simplicity." He's renting the D-Lux 7 for a week to see if it's the pocketable "color camera" he craves.

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