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28 January 2014

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Contreras controversy, Flag, Kidpost and Hollywood street photography.

  • Freelance photographer Narciso Contreras tells his side of the story to PDNPulse. The Associated Press severed ties with him after he admitted altering a news image. At the N.Y. Times, James Estrin recounts the case. And Roger Tooth, the Guardian's head of photography, explains why the mistake wasn't a small one.
  • Flag is "a phone and tablet app that prints your photos and mails them to you, your family or friends, for free." Sam Agboola's Kickstarter project would give you 20 images a month subsidized by an ad printed on the back.
  • "Facebook, Flickr and Instagram, oh my!" said the elderly Dorothy as she tried to follow her family on the Web. Then Khoi Vinh came to her rescue with Kidpost, which scours social media sites for your photos, updates and video, which it will compose "into a beautiful email and send them off to your whole extended family once a week." Coming soon but discounted now.
  • If you didn't get enough Hollywood street photography from our Saturday matinee on John Free, Retronaut has published 1979-1983: Hollywood In Kodachrome by Matt Sweeney. Thanks, Aaron!

More to come...

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