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What We Learned This Week: Analog Photographers Are Neglecting Negatives

Like vinyl records, analog photography has been making a comeback over the past few years. But, noted The New York Times recently, the new generation of film photographers is forgetting about something important: negatives. Silvio Cohen of 42nd Street Photo--one of a handful of legacy shops in New York City that still develop film--told The Times that when customers come to get their images they "don't pick up their negatives." Other film developers around the world are saying the same thing.and wondering whether to preserve the forgotten negatives. After all, noted the newspaper, it's the strips of film, not the prints, that are legally the artist's original work.

DART Diary: Independent Bookstores

With hot weather just around the corner, it’s time to cool off with a good read—better still, a cool afternoon or evening in a welcoming independent bookstore. So this week we are expanding the DART indie bookstore list, three at a time. The good news is that post-pandemic retail vacancies have made even more room for indies, and the results are inspiring.      The Book Club Bar in the East Village is a cozy spot that offers wine, craft beers, coffee and tea. ...