Old Dog, New Tricks

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I learnt photography shooting film, and quite often still use it today. I find it a restful, more mindful way of taking photographs. Years ago I had shot 120 film, in my simple Kodak, but I have never stepped towards Medium Format. Thanks to the MA (and especially Danny North), my interest in other formats has increased. Two weeks ago …

Todd Heisler – Final Salute

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I was reading Hariman and Lucaites The Public Image, and came across a picture by Todd Heisler, in the header. Heisler won the 2006 Pulitzer Prizes for feature photography for his series Final Salute. It is a personal and emotional narrative about U.S. Marines whose job it is to break the bad news of a soldier’s death to their families. They …