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16 August 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 Kabul, Fica Suave, Alexander Turner, Mapuche, Cammie Toloui, a keeper, Nathan Armstrong and the perfect tripod.

  • The Guardian has published images from a variety of agencies showing The Fall of Kabul.
  • Fica Suave is an ongoing multimedia project by Dutch photographer Sabine van Wechem about a girl named Thay who lives in a favela in Rio de Janeiro. "Against the backdrop of a world that is often unsafe and violent, van Wechem gives us an intimate glimpse into the strong and warm community that Thay belongs to," writes Eefje Ludwig, who interviewed van Wechem about the project.
  • In Britain's Re-Enactors Return to the Battlefields After Lockdown, Alexander Turner photographs the modern-day knights and damsels "sharing their passion for British history with the public."
  • In Mapuche, Pablo Ernesto Piovano uses black-and-white images to tell the story of indigenous resistance fighters in the Andes. "Initially they resisted the Spanish crown in the mid 1800s; later on the consolidation of the Argentinian and Chilean states and currently they're systematically resisting the large timber, hydro-electrical and oil corporations that are exploiting their territory," he says.
  • Diane Smyth interviews photographer Cammie Toloui in The Peep Show Performer Who Peeped Back. After almost 30 years (and despite partial exhibitions at Tate Modern and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), her complete work is finally seeing the light in 5 Dollars for 3 Minutes, a new photo book published by Athens-based Void.
  • I Love This Photograph, Kirk Tuck writes. "I'm particularly happy that retaining the detail all the way through the bright shirt didn't come at the expense of under-exposure or blocked up shadows," he explains. That's the Holy Grail.
  • How Nathan Armstrong Captures Some of Music's Biggest Performances sheds some light on how the founder/editor-in-chief of 901Music gets the shot using a Leica SL2 and a Leica Q2.
  • Jason Row embarks on The Infuriating Search for the Perfect Tripod. Why, for one thing, is there no hybrid tripod head suitable for both stills and video? Not to mention that whole thing with leg locks. He does know what he wants. "Compact lightweight sturdy legs, simple but effective leg locks, a bowl style tripod head base and a hybrid fluid pan and tilt head with the ability to move to portrait format if required," he writes.

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