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30 August 2016

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 Marie Dorigny, a solution to the certification problem, a San Francisco street view map that covers the 1850s up to 2000 and Olloclip's Pivot grip.

  • How a French Photographer Made Intimate Photos of Female Refugees includes 10 photographs by Marie Dorigny of refugees in Greece but the text tells an even more important story. "There are no more magazines that will send us on humanitarian social stories," Dorigny told James Estrin. "They don't care anymore and they don't want to put money on these stories." So photojournalists end up working for organizations that need the publicity, which raises other issues. "We photographers have to fight to preserve our ethical standards no matter who we are working for," she said. "It's on our shoulders."
  • Mike Johnston proposes The Solution to Professional Certification, suggesting, "what's needed is simply an Angie's-List-style clearinghouse for reviews and ratings" for "photographers doing business with the public."
  • Dan Vanderkam and Raven Keller mapped 13,000 photographs from the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection to create a historical street view of San Francisco from the 1850s to 2000. Nathan McAlone details the project.
  • Olloclip has introduced its $49.99 Pivot grip featuring 225 degrees of rotation using a water-resistant articulating hub with both a clamp and 1/4-20 screw mount. Available in October.

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