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8 February 2017

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 Dorothea Lange's internment photos, a free wedding book page layout, Open Access at the Met and Lino Manfrotto.

  • Maurice Berger presents 16 Rarely Seen Photos Of Japanese Internment by Dorothea Lange. Mom still wonders what fate befell her Japanese grade school friend who disappeared one day as a result of the order. And she also remembers her Italian grandmother feverishly studying to become an American citizen to avoid incarceration at an Italian internment camp (Berger is a bit misleading on that but Italians were also incarcerated under the order).
  • In How to Create a Beautiful Custom Wedding Book Page Print Layout, Scott Kelby builds a Perth Bride page layout as Lightroom page template, which you can download for free.
  • Yesterday The Metropolitan Museum of Art implemented a new policy known as Open Access, which makes images of artworks it believes to be in the public domain widely and freely available for unrestricted use, and at no cost, in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation and the Terms and Conditions of this Web site." Here's one example of what you can find.
  • We note the passing of Lino Manfrotto (English machine translation with slide show, although what he found on the first floor of the palazzo he bought in 1955 was a bookstore, not a library). You may know the company -- which has acquired familiar names like Gitzo, Bogen, Kata, Lastolite -- but the founder was himself a photojournalist who also did studio photography and was dissatisfied with the quality of the studio supports he found. So with a friend he engineered his own and built the brand. Which, like the bookstore, outlives him.

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