This week we have newspapers standing up for photographers, an erupting volcano fly-by, and the Japanese rockabilly scene.
- Re-imagining old photos is the new black. Here we’ve got your classic photographs remade with Legos, and over here we’ve got your famous pics turned into selfies, of course.
- “I remember taking off that day and swinging over the coast. I could see all that red lava just flowing down. A beautiful sight.” A World War II squadron flies by while Mount Vesuvius erupts.
- With so many papers dumping their staff photographers, French newspaper Libération took a stand for the art, printing their November 14 issue completely without images. The editors wrote that they wanted to “show the power and importance of photography at a time when the industry is facing unprecedented challenges.” À votre santé, Libération!
- NPR covers a new exhibit in São Paulo that documents the last vestiges of legal slavery in the Americas.
- These students are embracing the old school, shunning digital photography for “antique techniques.” Before you bristle at film being called “antique,” these kids are actually learning platinum developing, used before the first world war. Can we sign up?
- Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines last week, “thought to be the strongest storm to ever make landfall anywhere in the world in modern records.” Photojournalist Bullit Marquez was there to cover the devastation. Consider making a donation to one of these worthy non-profits (remember, send cash, not supplies).
- Photographer Kyle Thompson used his social anxiety as fuel for a truly impressive self-portrait series.
- When Denny Renshaw wanted to seek out a Japanese sub-culture, he turned to his Tennessee roots, and discovered the Tokyo Rockabilly Club.
- And for your weekly tiger link (see #24), we have to parrot one of the commenters: “It’s all fun and games until you realize you’re about to Instagram your own mauling.”