More photography in the news...
With a restraint achieved with great difficulty, the following two items are presented without comment.
Cell phones at funerals. Reuters begins in a short feature story with this: "Japan's obsession with camera-equipped mobile phones has taken a bizarre twist, with mourners at funerals now using the devices to capture a final picture of the deceased." The story closes with this quote from someone identified as a social commentator: "Some can't grasp reality unless they take a photo and share it with others."
Curling changing its image. Female Olympic curlers from Italy, Denmark, Spain, Britain, Poland, Germany, Austria and Canada have posed for a nude calendar. The photographer who designed the project is Ana Arce, a former member of the Andorran women's team. Proceeds go to the national programs of the participating models. Although the calendar has been on the market for a few months, the project is in the news today because of an Associated Press story. Various other reports indicate that the black-and white-pictures (some of them, at least) are of artistic intent. As a public service, Variable Focus located a story on-line that includes a sample photograph. If you wish to learn more, you can click on this link.
...and an unrelated photograph.