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28 February 2022

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 Ukraine, Crete, Juha Tanhu, Ingrid Weyland, Joe McNally, two tips, the Johnson Publishing Company Archive and two reflections.

  • Alan Taylor presents 35 photos of Chaos and Resistance in Ukraine. "Many civilians who remain in the country are working to build a resistance, training and stocking up, while Ukraine's military appears to be putting up a fierce defense," he writes.
  • Stephanie Wade features the Meditative Landscapes of George Kamelakis. "The extraordinary landscape of Crete provides the backdrop to the visual journey taken in Kamelakis's work: here, verdant forests, vibrant birds and tranquil bodies of water collide, where fundamental energies of sun, earth and water create a graceful and delicate balance of life," she writes.
  • Anna Marks highlights the Galactic Photos of Parking Lot Oil Spills by Finnish photographer Juha Tanhu. He calls them, amusingly enough, "oil paintings."
  • Ingrid Weyland's Topographies of Fragility imbues pristine photographs with crumpled prints "to create evocative landscapes expressing the fragility of the natural environment."
  • Joe McNally just returned from Exquisite Ecuador, Astonishing Amazon (and of course, he has photos). "I did my best with the birds and the monkeys, but, given my history, I also gravitated toward the human element of the place, where again, we encountered people with a lifelong adherence to living with this wonderful land, instead of trying to subdue it," he writes. If you think his wife should get a medal, well, she did.
  • Lloyd Chambers suggests you shoot Lossless (Compressed) with the Fujifilm GFX100S to save space without losing data and RawJPEG for Far Superior Image Review)+. Both tips may apply to other cameras, as well.
  • Anya Ventura talks to archivist Steven Booth for a peek Inside the Johnson Publishing Company Archive. The archive is "one of the most massive records of Black culture in the 20th century." She writes, "An X-ray of Muhammad Ali's skull is by far Booth's favorite item -- because it's so unexpected. He's still trying to uncover the story behind it and many more surprises most likely await."
  • Thom Hogan offers a (One Time) Political Message with nods to several macOS products that are Ukraine-based while Mike Johnston reflects on The Inevitable Putins. Hard to pull wool over the eyes of photographers, you know.

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