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9 October 2019

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 Benjamin Dimmitt, Brad Zervitz, Hunter Barnes, Jessica Pons, George Schaub, Alan Hess, the Wacom Intuos Pro Small and lithium batteries.

  • In The Ecological Damage of Saltwater Encroachment in Florida's Wetlands, Laura Staugaitis explores images from An Unflinching Look, a documentary photo series by Benjamin Dimmitt. "What had been verdant, semi-tropical forest is now mostly an open plain of grasses relieved by palms and dying hardwood trees," Dimmitt said.
  • In Documenting the Migrant Crisis in Bangladesh in Photos, Miss Rosen talks to Brad Zervitz about his experience photographing the fate of over 700,000 migrants.
  • In Lowriders, Bikers and Bloods: Life With America's Outsiders, the Guardian presents a selection of black-and-white images Hunter Barnes took on a year-long trip across the U.S. in 2003.
  • Heidi Volpe interviews Jessica Pons about her series of Los Angeles street vendors for the New York Times. "They know deep down they have dignified jobs and make food with passion, some even following the footsteps of their ancestors who were street vendors back in their homelands," she says of her subjects.
  • George Schaub, former executive editor of Popular Photography and editorial director of Shutterbug Magazine, proposes The Scanning Project, a multi-part discussion of scanning your film archives. "As you journey back through your archives you will see how you have grown in your vision and most likely discover some "lost" images that still hold meaning for you," he writes. Interested?
  • Entertainment photographer Alan Hess lists a few Things I Wish I'd Known Before Going Pro. "I made lots of mistakes and I still make mistakes," he admits. "But I make fewer than when I started, which is a good thing"
  • Terry White reviews The Best Wacom Intuos Pro Small to Date, which is his new Wacom Intuos Pro Small. The Bluetooth device doubles as a touchpad with a long-lasting battery and a more compact size than its predecessor. He had tried using just his iPad Pro and Apple Pencil instead but concluded, "While this solution did work, it just wasn't the same as a Wacom graphics tablet."
  • In High Energy Award: Lithium Batteries Win 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, Josh Fischman tells the story of the prize shared by John B. Goodenough from the University of Texas at Austin, M. Stanley Whittingham from Binghamton University in New York and Akira Yoshino, who works at Asahi Kasei Corp. and Meijo University in Japan. The power pack in your camera is a modern marvel.

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