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14 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 1974, Guyana, Bernhard Lang, 19th century photography and Moab Slickrock Pearl.

  • In 50 Years Ago in Photos: A Look Back at 1974, Alan Taylor presents 40 photos which depict Nixon's resignation, streaking, Evel Knievel, the ‘Rumble in the Jungle,’ Hank Aaron, the Queen's gold Rollei 35 and more.
  • Ramon Espinosa found A Most Intriguing Kids Game looking for a cricket match played by locals in Guyana and tells the story. "I used a 28mm lens, which emphasized the immense strength of the scene, with the ship in the background and the children seemingly pulling it toward the shore," he says.
  • In Fractured Ice Drifts Atop a Frosty Baltic Sea, Grace Ebert presents a new series by Bernhard Lang. "Awash in snow and ice, the photos create a compelling tapestry of life from Estonia to Finland that includes traversing the frozen Peipsi Lake on foot and watching crystalline structures form on the water's surface," she writes.
  • In Reframing 19th-Century Photography, Antares Wells and Carolyn Peter look at the influences on the work of contemporary photographers Stéphanie Solinas, Laura Larson and Stephanie Syjuco now on exhibit at the Getty. "Working with archives of 19th-century photographs and immersing themselves in the history of photography, Solinas, Larson and Syjuco each reframe early photography in different ways for today's audiences," they write.
  • Harold Davis makes some prints on Moab Slickrock Pearl Metallic for a designer working for a photography collector. "The designer's request for the prints once the collector had selected the images was they should be made so that 'the prints popped and were exciting,'" he explains.

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