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24 February 2020

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 Carnival, California light, Chris Boot, old guys going back to film and Joe Rosenthal.

  • On Saturday Rio Carnival 2020 took to the streets with millions of revellers. The Guardian has assembled a slide show from various sources showing "Brazilians are focused on revelry first and politics second."
  • In Ming Thein's photo essay California Light, the photographer theorizing on "the particular quality of light that places of moderate latitudes by a sea seem to have."
  • Aperture's Chris Boot reflects on his career in the history of photography.
  • Kirk Tuck thinks he understands Why Old Guys Want to Go Back and Shoot Film. Boredom, in a word. "I posit that any true art requires a certain degree of friction in its process for us to feel that it is both challenging and worthwhile," he writes.
  • The U.S. Naval Institute staff has assembled an album of images reproducing and parodying The Iconic Image From Iwo Jima by Joe Rosenthal. Yesterday marked 75 years since the photo was taken. Rosenthal tells the story:

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