First up, some interesting newsy links:
— Blood Oil – This is a really great story on a very bad situation, highly recommended. “Could a bunch of Nigerian militants in speedboats bring about a U.S. recession? Blowing up facilities and taking hostages, they are wreaking havoc on the oil production of America’s fifth-largest supplier. Deep in the Niger-delta swamps, the author meets the nightmarish result of four decades of corruption.”
— Passport applicants find they’re not Canadian – Many applying for a Canadian passport have been informed their chance to remain a citizen expired years ago because of an obscure provision in the Citizenship Act, a little-known law that applied between 1947 and 1977.
Now for some photography links:
— How Do You Photograph the Amish? Let Us Count the Ways – CJR Daily has a long look at the ethics and methods of photographing people that don’t want to be photographed.
— Microsoft Photo Info – Microsoft has released a decent little tool for editing photo metadata.
Photos galleries I’ve recently enjoyed:
— Collection of historic Japanese photos
— Collection of historic photos from the Library of Congress
— Maunsell Army Sea Forts
— Chernobyl photos & book
— Urban exploration photos in NYC
— Urban exploration & photos in the 1906 hydro tunnels behind Niagara Falls