Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #175

Start your Monday off right:

  1. Elspeth Beard was the first British woman to ride a motorcycle around the world at the age of 23 back in 1974. This is her story of the epic journey. 
  2. I was completely unaware of the Chinese-American history in the Mississippi Delta. Andrew Hung and  Emanuel Hahn turned their cameras on the community which has been in the region for over 100 years. 
  3. This short documentary about Gangolf Ulbricht, a papermaker, is a fascinating look into the process of paper making. My appreciation for the craft of making paper is only increasing as I print more of my work.  
  4. Ben Smith had a fascinating conversation with Irish photographer and publisher, Éanna de Fréine, on his podcast, A Small Voice. I have really enjoyed the work coming out of the Velvet Cell publishing company.    
  5. Simon Sinek breaks down the difference between intensity and consistency in terms of effort toward reaching a goal. I am guilty of focusing on intensity over consistency in all areas of my life. 
  6. “In a long distance race, everyone gets tired. The winner is the runner who figures out where to put the tired, figures out how to store it away until after the race is over. Sure, he’s tired. Everyone is. That’s not the point. The point is to run.”
    – Seth Godin
  7. Areca Roe created these "landscapes" out of fake fur and elements from model train scenery which reminder her of the pioneering Western photographers of the late 1800s. 

  8. By layering photographs,  Alessio Trerotoli creates a moody painterly image with his new series, Raindrop Blues.  

  9. I am not sure I entirely agree with the premise that social media is dumbing down photography but I definitely sympathetic to the idea. I think the author did miss the fact that Instagram places more emphasis on the single image vs a body of work. 

  10. Neil Ta showed Sara Lando his project on Cuba and her reaction/comment apply to the vast majority of photographers. It took a lot of courage posting what she said but I think its invaluable for other photographers.