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28 August 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 Hurricane Laura, Australian, Christian Colomer, Gregory Halpern, Harold Davis, William Neill, negative dehaze and virtual art education.

  • Alan Taylor presents 24 photos of The Aftermath of Hurricane Laura which "into parts of Louisiana and Texas with 150 mph winds and a powerful storm surge."
  • The Guardian showcases winners from the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year. Ben Blanche was named the overall winner of the Australian Geographic nature photographer of the year competition for his photo Border Fire Mt Barney.
  • Stephanie Wade presents the Intimate and Compelling Portraiture of Barcelona-based photographer Christian Colomer. "With attention to lighting, color and composition, Colomer has crafted an aesthetic that is rich with texture," she writes.
  • Hannah Abel-Hirsch explores the Magical Beauty and Deep Pain in Gregory Halpern's images of Guadeloupe.
  • Harold Davis is back at his light box with his paring knife in Melange of Slices. This time it's kiwi an onions.
  • Kevin Raber interviews landscape photographer William Neill, who has just published Light On The Landscape, which Raber describes as "an exceptional collection of his life photographs with a story behind each one regarding the image‚Äôs thought."
  • Scott Kelby demonstrates The Awesomeness of Negative Dehaze and a few other things.
  • In Getty Brings Art Education Into the Virtual Classroom, Val Tate describes the southern California initiative the museum is expanding. "The program uses a discovery- and inquiry-based approach to teaching and was created to provide arts education in the virtual classroom," she writes.

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