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24 April 2015

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 debate about modern photojournalism, an appreciation of unheralded photo gear, Geoffrey Davidian reimbursed and Shawn King.

  • In Fact and Fiction in Modern Photography, James Estrin interviews photographers, curators and editors for their thoughts on the debate "between proponents of journalistic ethics and practices and those who believe that new visual and storytelling strategies are needed."
  • Kirk Tuck gives some love to the nuts and bolts he uses to "get the job done," rather than the cameras and lenses he usually writes about. "Unintentionally we've sent the message out to new photographers that the road to mastering the making of images rests with magic cameras and lenses." One day, as the poet says, is enough to balance the world.
  • Romenesko reports Milwaukee has reimbursed a freelance journalist +4,570.52 after police broke his camera. Geoffrey Davidian, the freelancer, described the behavior, "Anyone who sees the video of Police Officer Joseph Anderer grabbing my camera can see he smirks as he breaks it."
  • Shawn King, host of Your Mac Life for 21 years and a photography instructor, is asking for help to pay astronomical dental surgery bills. He's offering photography tutorials as rewards but also wants to "have some fun" with WeSnap, a photo app that takes half a photo for someone else to finish.

More to come...

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