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2 June 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 Mark Clennon, Cecil Beaton, BJP's plans to honor black lives, monitors, Nikon's biggest problem and insurance.

  • In The Photograph of Protesters Outside of Trump Tower That Resonated Around the World, Harlem photographer Mark Clennon tells what happened when he "went out to photograph a peaceful protest winding through Manhattan."
  • 'Stay for Lunch!' Cecil Beaton's Sublime Portraits showcases some of the photographer's more well-known photos of "the socialites, avant-garde artists and writers who made up the Bright Your Things" of the 1920s. Huxley-Parlour Gallery is currently hosting an online exhibit of Beaton's work, which it hopes to open at the gallery in July.
  • In Black Lives Matter, the British Journal of Photography announces it is "suspending all editorial to make space for the voices of those, past and present, who have been affected by racism, discrimination, and inequality. For the rest of the week, we will be sharing archival articles as well as new interviews that highlight these issues. This is not an isolated incident and indicative of myriad injustices that run deep. These must be acknowledged and addressed."
  • John Martindale lists The Best Monitors for Photo Editing but, once again, the omissions are significant (and 100 percent of sRGB coverage goes without saying). Any "bests" list should include Eizo and NEC. And Dell, LG and Viewsonic monitors should make the list as well. Compare to Arnaud Frich's 2020 Monitors Buying Guide. B&H has a comprehensive selection to choose from.
  • In today's homepage musing, Thom Hogan writes, "Here's Nikon's real problem: they're really good engineers. Most of the company is filled with hard working engineers, right up through the chairman of the board. The rest of the company is filled with accountants and bankers. What Nikon doesn't have is any clue about is how to deal directly with consumers. That last bit is actually the biggest problem Nikon has, not the still-contracting camera business."
  • Andrew Molitor brings up an interesting point about the GoFundMe campaign by Central Camera of Chicago. "The fact that they do not mention insurance or really anything, in their fundraising campaign makes me pretty unhappy," he writes. Were they not insured?

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