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5 February 2021

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 Photo Brut, Ira Block, James Payne, Abelardo Morell, Italy and Metalenz.

  • Photo Brut: Collection Bruno Decharme & Compagnie has opened at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. The photos by self-taught artists collected by French filmmaker Bruno Decharme and augmented by the museum's holdings "is organized in four loose yet interconnected sections, probing themes of gender expansiveness, intimacy, image appropriation and conjuring practices that seek connections to the imperceptible." In Photography in the Raw, Roberta Smith reviews the exhibit for the New York Times.
  • Dan Havlik asks Ira Block about how he made his Photo of Myanmar. "It's always important to find the location before going out to do a sunrise photo as you are working out of darkness and need to be setup in the right location before the sun rises," Block says.
  • Suzanne Sease features a personal project of James Payne that looks at "how people interact with the places they inhabit particularly in their homes and on the streets," as he puts it.
  • Digital Transitions interviews Abelardo Morell, whose terse answers do not do just to his complex images.
  • In If I Could Go One Place for Travel Photography, Scott Kelby confesses it would be Italy. He makes the argument with lovely photos from his archive that in themselves feel like a sort of holiday trip.
  • Julian Chokkattu reports A New Lens Technology Is Primed to Jump-Start Phone Cameras. Metalenz has developed a single, flat lens system using optical metasurfaces. "A camera built around this new lens tech can produce an image of the same if not better quality as traditional lenses, collect more light for brighter photos and can even enable new forms of sensing in phones, all while taking up less space," he writes.

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