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5 October 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 the Nature Conservancy winners, the Female in Focus winners, Riccardo Svelto, Jill Freedman, Martin Parr, dynamic range, the Lens Blur filter, the Lensbaby Omni Deluxe Collection II and art quantified.

  • The Nature Conservancy has announced the winners of its 2021 Global Photo Contest Winners, including the Grand Prize and People's Choice Award winners as well as the winners in the Landscape, People and Nature, Water and Wildlife categories.
  • 1854 and British Journal of Photography have announced the winners of Female in Focus 2021. "From a pool of thousands of entries, the panel has selected two outstanding bodies of work and 20 single images to be exhibited at Green Space Miami as part of the inaugural WOPHA Congress in Miami from Nov. 18 to Jan. 18, 2022, as well as a UK exhibition later this year."
  • Stephanie Wade presents the black-and-white images of Italian photographer Riccardo Svelto that create, she writes, "a refined and altogether beautiful portrait of youth."
  • Between 1978 and 1981, Jill Freedman was On the Beat With the NYPD and her camera. An exhibition of her photos runs until Oct. 30 at Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York City which were also collected in the 1981 Street Cops (recently reissued).
  • Xan Brooks catches up with Martin Parr in this interview. "He's not in good health and can't travel far," he writes. "At the age of 69, the photographer has spent the bulk of his life on the move, bustling from one social gathering to the next, shooting on the run, jaywalking into human traffic."
  • Thom Hogan asks What Is Dynamic Range? We probably know perfectly well (around here at least). The question is more, "What do other people mean when they talk about Dynamic Range?" And that can be mystifying.
  • Julieanne Kost explains How to Use the Lens Blur Filter in Photoshop. It's not a new video but that just means you can think of it as a refresher course.
  • Lensbaby has released its $249.95 Omni Deluxe Collection II. It includes the Color and Crystal Expansion Packs along with new Reflections Wands.
  • Andrew Molitor wonders How Much Art Do We Really Need? To make, to consume. "I will stipulate that making art is good for people, even if the art does go straight into a dumpster," he writes. "That said, I am not entirely comfortable with the idea of a government funded "work-as-therapy" program, at least not unless everyone gets to play, which just turns into Universal Basic Income."

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