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3 June 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 the Nazis' Atlantic wall, Camargue, Berlin in 2013, artists' lofts, the Godox Lux Senior, marketing photos, the Nikon 28-400mm f4-8 VR lens and Vivian Maiers.

  • On the 80th anniversary of D-Day, AFP photojournalist Olivier Morin documents the remnants of The Nazis' Atlantic Wall, the supposedly impregnable defences designed to keep the allies at bay.
  • In To Whom the Sirens Will Sing, Théo Giacometti portrays the endangered Camargue and its inhabitants. "Through portraits, fragments of landscapes and still lifes, I tell the story of a singular people, attached to their land and their way of life, yet threatened by drought and the sea nibbling away at the beaches, salt creeping inland and tourism crushing everything in its path. The conflicts, the sun and the birds that never return."
  • Kirk Tuck revisits his images from a trip to Berlin in 2013 sponsored (and constricted) by Samsung. "By the fifth day I was bored and restless. I told my hosts that I was 'under the weather' and needed to take a day off to rest in my hotel room," he recalls. "The minute the group was out of sight I was gone. Out shooting in the streets by myself. From morning till late night."
  • Sarah Gilbert presents documentary film-maker Joshua Charow's photos of The Last of New York's Original Artists' Lofts.
  • Jim Kasson reviews the Godox Lux Senior flash. "All in all, a nice piece of kit, if a little specialized," he writes.
  • In The Marketing Kerflufles of 2024, Thom Hogan writes, "Panasonic seems to have stepped in it, but every camera maker is suddenly checking their shoes." They all use stock photos from other cameras for their new camera campaigns, Sankei-Shimbun discovers, with varying degrees of transparency. But Panasonic crossed the line.
  • Hogan also reviews the Nikon 28-400mm f4-8 VR Lens, noting "Crossing below 35mm or above 100mm starts introducing additional design considerations that get quite complex" making it "a tough lens to both recommend or to dismiss."
  • Chris Gampat reflects on his visit with a friend to Vivian Maier: Unseen Work on display at Fotografiska New York until the end of September. "Nearly all the work lacks emotional connection and, instead, speaks to the idea of voyeurism with a sprinkle of envy," he writes. "To that end, the work is born of loneliness and through many of the images, we don't see many acts of intimacy or human connection between others. Instead, the work is from the lens of someone who yearns to be more intimate with the folks around her."

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