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What We're Reading: Photographer Talks About Being Launched Off Giant Wave

Hawaii News Now   Sunday January 31, 2021

California surf photographer Ryan Moss was in Hawaii shooting some of the sport’s top pros in action on Oahu’s North Shore when he was thrown from a jet ski by a giant wave. The accident left him in a hospital with a broken back, notes Hawaii News Now, which recently spoke with Moss. “I just remember going, ‘Oh [expletive], if I don’t get over this wave, this is not going to be good,’” says the photographer.   Read the full Story >>

Books: Arthur Drooker Captures Civic Pride in 'City Hall'

ARTHUR DROOKER   Sunday January 31, 2021

Easily overlooked, city halls across the country are testaments to the civic engagement that forms the infrastructure of democracy in America. Photographer Arthur Drooker’s newly published book City Hall, which documents this architecture, “speaks volumes about the nation’s democratic institutions and traditions,” notes historian Thomas Mellins in the book’s introduction. Drooker has captured 15 city halls covering the evolution of American civic architecture from the early 19th century to the present day.   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Man Arrested for Creating Fake Image Depicting the Desecration of a Grave

PetaPixel   Sunday January 31, 2021

A 28-year-old Tennessee man has been arrested and charged for creating a “disrespectful Photoshopped image.” Joshua Andrew Garton was arrested and charged with one count of harassment after he reportedly Photoshopped a fake photo that depicted two people desecrating the grave of deceased police officer Sergeant Daniel Baker. Baker was killed in the line of duty in 2018, notes PetaPixel. The image was posted on social media, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation subsequently visited the gravesite, where they determined the image had been faked.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Lynsey Addario On Britain's Covid Struggle

The New York Times   Sunday January 31, 2021

“Nearly a year into the pandemic, the situation in Britain is dire. A vicious first wave has given way to an even more deadly second one.” So notes photojournalist Lynsey Addario in an essay at The New York Times. “You just think it can’t get any worse than this, and it does,” Tracy Goodman, a head nurse at one hospital, told Addario. “And it’s still getting worse.” “With this job, if you take it home with you, then you are defeated,” James Stringer, a 31-year-old funeral home employee, told her.   Read the full Story >>

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