Our links today include a D.C. photojournalist being knocked down by security guards at the Smithsonian, the story behind a popular street photo, some very creepy Victorian baby photos and much more.
- The New Yorker has a nice collection of images of the life of Nelson Mandela.
- Photojournalist Kristoffer Tripplaar was knocked to the ground yesterday by guards at the National Air and Space Museum. Fellow photojournalist Charles Dharapak shared the images on Instagram, and stated that guards were trying to “stop him from photographing a protest about the minimum wage at a McDonald’s restaurant” inside the museum.
- While demonstrating “how the pros” change their camera lenses a man drops his Canon L series lens on the ground. The best part is that he uploaded the video to YouTube for all of us to enjoy.
- Photographer Mikhail Mordasov’s images of the people of Sochi show the city as it is, not as seen through the Olympic glow.
- Over 10 years ago Zoe Strauss took an image of a boy doing a flip on the street in Philadelphia. The image went on to be published around the world, but the story behind it is just being revealed by his friends and family.
- Jason Kottke is compiling a list of this year’s best of photo lists.
- Coal production, and its impact on communities in Appalachia is the focus of Justin Kaneps new work. The images are reminiscent of Walker Evans’s work for the Farm Security Administration 75 years ago.
- We found a baby photo trend you will never find on facebook. Victorian parents, mostly mothers, used to hide in plan site to get their babies to behave while getting photographed. The result is the stuff of nightmares.
- Dirds. Birds look much better with dog heads.
- CoEdit Collection is a new site selling photography prints. The curated selections include work from D.C. photographer Melissa Golden.
- Here’s a story and photos of a rich white lady going to China in the 1940s and stealing baby pandas, which she kept in her apartment for a while. China’s panda protection and breeding program makes so much more sense now.
- And finally, a baby lion, tiger and bear walk into an animal sanctuary…