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10 June 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 the Spanish Civil War, Gordon Parks, the Leica M10 Reporter, Finland and Russia, using an iPad, an Apple Watch, the lure of titanium and BeReal.

  • Guy Lane reviews Lost Photos From Spanish Civil War by two Jewish female photographers who worked behind anti-fascist lines which have gone on display in Madrid until July 27. The photos, taken 80 years ago and believed to have been "lost or destroyed in the ruins of Franco's bombs" were taken by Margaret Michaelis, of Polish-Austrian descent, and Kati Horna, from Hungary and a friend of the photojournalist Robert Capa, a compatriot. Michaelis shot with a Leica, Horna with a Rolleiflex.
  • In Gordon Parks' Photography Masterfully Captured the Range of Black Life in America, Miranda Mazariegos presents a few of the photographer's 252 images acquired by Howard University late last month.
  • In The Leica M10 Reporter: Beautiful Simplicity, Mike Johnston finds the shooting experience "so simple, so pleasurable, so free, so freeing; so in control, so easy to trust, so plain, so clear." He wonders why no other camera manufacturer can figure this out.
  • Finland and Russia is a photo essay by Finnish photographer Jonathan Terlinden and German photographer Patrick Junker, who travelled through Finland to visit people and places to better understand the history between the two countries.
  • Jack Siegel writes about Ditching Your Laptop for an iPad Before Hitting the Road. Siegel's adventure story leaves him with five lessons and one configuration that works with the Files app and Lightroom mobile.
  • In My One Month Without an Apple Watch, Derrick Story survives without burning the chicken but admits "I was a first-world-problems mess."
  • Even funnier, perhaps, is Kirk Tuck's grief in I Missed It by 'That Much'!. Sadly, he has to resort to a disclaimer for readers who are not acquainted with his titanium satire.
  • Bobby Allyn explains Why Teens Are Choosing the App BeReal Over Instagram. "You only post once a day when prompted. You have just two minutes to take a photo. The app snaps a selfie and whatever's in front of you at once, all without filters and unedited," he writes.

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