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25 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 Supreme Court protests, flamingos, show birds, day dreaming and lens fogging.

  • In Americans Take to Streets Across U.S. to Protest for Abortion Rights, Jim Powell curates images from Washington, Detroit, Louisville, New York and Los Angeles after the Supreme Court's 6-3 decision overturning Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion after almost 50 years. In Thousands Protest End of Constitutional Right to Abortion (gift link), the New York Times adds more images both of the protests across the nation and the smaller celebrations at the Supreme Court.
  • Rebecca Cairns presents the Mesmerizing Images of Mexico's Flamingos captured by Claudio Contreras Koob. "Koob hopes his intimate portraits of the bird will help others to 'fall in love with flamingos' and inspire them to care about the wetlands where they live," she writes. The photos will be published in a new photobook, Flamingo from teNeues.
  • Grace Ebert explores The Elegant Plumage of Show Birds seen in Stockholm-based photographer Luke Stephenson's images. "The ongoing series, titled An Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds originated with Stephenson wanting to photograph budgies but was intrigued by other species when he met some of his future subjects and their owners," she writes. Hoxton Mini Press has published them in the photobook Bird.
  • Somebody Washing a Window is Melissa Breyer's best phone picture, writes Grace Holliday. She nabbed it in 2013 with an iPhone 5, desaturating the color image in Photoshop to monochrome. Her subject was working at a deli and day dreaming, she says, waiting for her lucky break. It apparently came. When Breyer returned to the deli, the woman didn't work there any more.
  • In How to Prevent Lens Fogging, Dan Havlik lists four ways to beat the problem. No mention of shaving cream (fortunately).

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