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Now on to Friday Links:
- Astronaut, aviator, Senator, and American legend John Glenn died Thursday at 95. See photo tributes at Air & Space Magazine, New York Times, and Buzzfeed.
- The New Republic published an incredible photo essay on the impending future of native Alaskan villages called “The End of Ice,” with images by Katie Orlinsky and text by environmentalist Bill McKibbon.
- “Why is narrative such a difficult concept for young photographers to master?”
- This is a strangely fascinating look inside the world of Instagram “influencers.”
- NASA’s Cassini mission is nearing its end, but before it plunges into Saturn next year, the spacecraft changed orbits to dive in and out of the ring system, getting some of the closest looks at the planet yet.
- It hasn’t been the best year to reflect on, but hopefully you took lots of cat pictures. Plug in your Instagram name to see your “best nine” photos from 2016.
- Earlier this week at the Miami Street Photography Festival, photography greats Martin Parr, Richard Kavlar, and Tomasz Lezar got together to live-critique some images.
- Flickr announced the top photos, cameras, and tags in the Flickr community for 2016. Perhaps most interesting is the top ten camera types used – the top seven is comprised of various iPhone models, with the first DSLR coming in at number eight.
- New settings on Instagram allow you to ‘like’ comments, and turn them off completely.
- Adobe Lightroom’s latest update to its iPhone app includes some great new features, like one-handed editing.
- Thanks, science! Researchers at Stanford made tiny adorable safety goggles for this bird so they could study it in flight with lasers.