Liked 100 Years Ago in Photos: A Look Back at 1921 by Alan Taylor (The Atlantic)

A century ago, Russia was enduring a terrible famine, the Irish Free State was created, U.S. President Warren Harding was inaugurated, the Tulsa Race Massacre took place in Oklahoma, a new machine called a โ€œdishwasherโ€ was introduced, New Yorkโ€™s Madison Square Garden was home to โ€œthe worldโ€™s largest indoor swimming pool,โ€ and much more. Please take a moment to look back at some of the events and sights from around the world 100 years ago.

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Can I ask a dumb question, who took this photo, knowing that smartphones did not yet exist in Year 11? I do not remember people walking around corridors taking photos.
Bookmarked Six months of pandemic photography (

Itโ€™s been 6 months since the virus emerged. Over that time, as senior photo editor, Iโ€™ve pored through thousands of pictures documenting the effects of this historical crisis.

I remember looking at the pictures of the bare streets of Wuhan thinking it was kind of novel. Not so novel anymore.
Replied to Photographs in my mind by David Truss (

We seem so much more free to take photos now, always having a camera in our pocket, and not a concern of the cost of taking one more shot.

But of all the shots I didnโ€™t take, the photographs that still linger in my memory. These come to me from an era when film was the only option and the cost of the next shot lingered in my mind.

This reminds me of Kin Lane’s questions about photography and why we take so many digital shots.
Bookmarked My iPhone Photography Kit (

iPhone photography is more than just the performance of a CMOS sensor though. It’s also the ecosystem of third-party apps and accessories that can be used to help produce great photos. As I’ve become a more experienced iPhone photographer, some of these have become an essential part of my hobby.

Jordan Merricks reflects on the various applications and additions to support iPhone photography. This includes apps for editing, as well as lenses to improve the quality.
Replied to 5 Useful, Free Photo Apps for Teachers and Students by Kathleen Morris (Primary Tech)

In this post, Iโ€™m going to share five apps to do with photography and images that Iโ€™ve been exploring lately.

I feel like these could be useful to help teachers and/or students overcome certain obstacles โ€ฆ or just have fun being creative.

This is an interesting collection of apps Kathleen. I think that what you use often comes down to which platform you are on.

I have collected some options and alternatives to Google Drawings, but these are usually web-based (although what is ‘the web’ when a Chromebook can run Android apps.)

In regards to Adobe, I wonder if the ‘school managed accounts’ can be used beyond just Adobe Spark?

Replied to Treading on Dreams: The Art of the #lookdown by Amy Burvall (AmusED)

Recently on a trip to Vancouver, Canada and Australia I decided to make a point of archiving some of the magnificent surfaces beneath my boots, and entitled the series #thesebootsaremadeforwalking.

It is fascinating to think about this idea Amy, having been in the middle of a conversation when you spotted your unicorn:

Amy's Canberra Unicorn

I had a similar experience with Alan Levine when I met up with him in Melbourne:

“Pick Your Lift” by cogdogblog is licensed under CC0

Having followed both of your work for some time, it was intriguing to see it all unfold serendipitously in real time.

In part I guess this falls under the wider notion of transparency, yet is somehow different. It is the context that often sits outside of the page (or post). Rather than worrying about which ‘tool’ the artist uses, it provides an insight into the life of the artist.

When I think about my own habits, I feel I am curious when it comes to the digital world, but could be more open to the physical world. For example, I recently discovered an initiative via Ian O’Byrne where trees in Melbourne are assigned an email address. To be fair, I love to go walking, but am often to busy in thought to notice the thriving world around me, let alone at my feet. This initiative at least helped call that out.

I found this the best thing about your sessions in Canberra. It is almost as if they provide ‘permission’ to somehow let go and be curious.

Maybe like Adrian Camm’s ‘permission to innovate’:

Permission to Innovate (Adrian Camm)

Permission to Innovate

Maybe you could give out literal permission to be curious cards?

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One of the things I want to look at (and hopefully do justice to) is how we went from dreading the home slideshows of other people’s holidays to ravenous consumers of holiday snaps and more shared on social networks. The change has been nothing short of remarkable.

I remember going overseas fifteen years ago. I borrowed my parents camera. While away I had the images on the SD card transferred to CD. This was not only so I had a backup and could delete a few, but also so that I could share the actual disk with other people I was away with, as they were from a different hemisphere. Times have certainly changed.

I think that what is lost is the storytelling that is associated with the slideshows. Now we just seem to presume other people know where we have been or what we are up to.
There is something fascinating in seeing ‘behind the scenes’. Whether it be an artist discussing their studio or a creator providing insight into their process, it always leads me to consider the finished product with new eyes.

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