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2017 in review: a look back at May

Well it was either this or the Kathy Griffin severed Trump head photo… Boeing’s 737 Max 9 went up for its first flight in May, and we were there. With our cameras. Because planes are cool.

Thinking back to May we struggled to recall anything much happening, but once we actually went back through the archives and looked, it turns out that May was a pretty busy month. Sony and Nikon released a brace of excellent new lenses, and as rumors of a forthcoming ‘D820’ started to swirl, Nikon announced an ominous-sounding ‘reshuffle’.

Meanwhile Photokina declared that it was ‘repositioning’ to become an annual show, and Panono – maker of one of our favorite 360-degree cameras – announced bankruptcy. At the other end of the solar system, NASA’s Juno probe sent back the first images of Jupiter’s pole.

May was also the month that a huge chunk of California’s Big Sur area slipped into the Pacific (here are the pictures to prove it), President Trump let a Russian press photographer into a closed briefing in the White House, and comedienne Kathy Griffin got in trouble for a photoshoot where she was pictured holding his (fake, obviously) severed head. Trump’s head – not the photographer’s. He probably runs the FSB by now (the photographer – not Trump).

A museum in the Netherlands put on an exhibition of 19th Centry photography pioneer Anna Atkins’ cyanotypes

Speaking of The Swamp, a museum in the Netherlands put on an exhibition of 19th Century photography pioneer Anna Atkins’ cyanotypes, documenting rare varieties of British algae. They’re prettier than you might think.

At DPReview, we weren’t pretending to behead anyone – we were busy reviewing the Sigma Quattro H → continue…

From:: DPreview