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2 November 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 McNally remembers Biden and Trump, Ed Van Der Elsken, Joey Solomon, the World Food Championships, tiny insects, Man Ray and Dina Alfasi.

  • In Biden, Trump and the Random Life of a Photographer, Joe McNally reflects on two portraits he did in the 1980s of very different men who would be vying for the same job tomorrow.
  • In Ed Van Der Elsken's Crazy World, Matt Fidler presents a few of the photographer's "raw street-style" images from his working archive that was recently acquired by the Rijksmuseum and the Nederlands Fotomuseum.
  • Lodoe Laura Haines-Wangda interviews Joey Solomon about his eight-year project Portraits of My Mother. "I'm a photographer that first and foremost wants to address mental illness," he says. "The portraits with my mother -- and of my mother -- are my reckoning with the fact that she hereditarily has passed onto me ADHD, manic depressive disorder, acute social anxiety disorder and severe depression."
  • Michael Durr tells what it's like Photographing the World Food Championships. "I can say that this particular event was one of the most challenging and physically demanding jobs I have ever done," he writes. "It required me to tap into all the photographic skills that I have accumulated over the years."
  • Florian W. Müller stages Tiny Insects in very large settings that produce "psychedelic and technically-perfect images that shine a very different light on macro photography."
  • In Fashion Photography's Reluctant Poster Boy, Cath Pound looks at Man Ray's fashion photography as art. His "ground-breaking techniques and innovative compositions" raised the bar, she writes.
  • Dina Alfasi makes Portraits of Strangers on her way to work. The Israeli uses her iPhone on trains and buses to capture her fellow travelers in surprisingly evocative moments.

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