Prof Danny Dorling - Time for the truth: We ‘left’ the EU because of Hampshire - Winchester Skeptics
Darwin's Nemesis? - The interesting life of Alfred Russel Wallace - James Williams - Pompey Skeptics 2019-03-14
Here's the full set of pics from January's Pompey Skeptics talk:
(I have no pics from February's talk by Diana Fleischman as I didn't attend.)
I've booked to see this exhibition next week. Digital Camera World has details of the Don McCullin Retrospective, which is now on show at Tate Britain.
A major retrospective of legendary British photographer Don McCullin opens today in London. The Tate Britain exhibition will show over 250 photographs taken over a 60 year career – and which have all been printed by McCullin himself in his home darkroom.
BBC Four recently screened "Looking for England", documenting McCullin's photographic quest to revisit old haunts, which should be available on iPlayer for a couple more weeks:
Competitions can be a way for photographers to get their work assessed in relation to others, and even have their work seen by a wider audience. But are the judging criteria necessarily valid? Ed Fetahovic gives his take in an article at Medium.
No matter the outcome of any competition, it’s likely that many of us question the wider decisions made by jurors– and the reality of the matter is, it’s really only ever up to individual tastes and understanding which leads to these results. I see no point in questioning the finalists as they stand and respect the outcomes presented. What I would however, like to bring attention to and place some concern around, is the wider meaning and impact a select group of images can have on the approach and thinking of our up and coming contemporary photographers.
I think his concerns are legitimate. Click through to the article for the full story.
Dan Ginn over at The Phoblographer is rightly concerned that the way social media is structured might be making us too sensitive to criticism of our creative work. It's a valid point, and I applaud his resolve to counter this trend in his own interactions. I'm aware, however, that doing so requires a far greater investment of time than just clicking a 'like' button on someone's social media post.
Going forward I’m going to give detailed feedback for the work that is shared in my online circles. I want to move away from this basic approach of patting photographers on the back.
I have tried this approach myself (although I admit the feedback I've provided could hardly be described as 'detailed'). And although in my case (particularly on my Instagram page) I found it did indeed elevate the quality of my interactions with people, it also took up a lot of time.
These are the finished pics of November's Winchester Skeptics event: Can you be brainwashed in 60 minutes? (Click on the image to see the full set.)