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Manila American Cemetery

Manila American Cemetery is the largest American battle monument from World War II. There are more than 17,000 graves and the names of a further 36,000 missing in action are inscribed on the memorial. Despite its brutal origins the cemetery is one of the most peaceful places in the city stretching across over 150 acres of immaculately maintained land.

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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington VA / Nikon FM2n, Nikkor 50 mm f1.8 AI, Ilford Delta 400

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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington VA / Nikon FM2n, Nikkor 50 mm f1.8 AI, Ilford Delta 400


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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington VA / Nikon FM2n, Nikkor 50 mm f1.8 AI, Ilford Delta 400


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Dupont Circle Metro, Washington DC / Nikon FM2n, Nikkor 50 mm f1.8 AI, Ilford HP5+

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Dupont Circle Metro, Washington DC / Nikon FM2n, Nikkor 50 mm f1.8 AI, Ilford HP5+

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Dupont Circle Metro, Washington DC / Nikon FM2n, Nikkor 50 mm f1.8 AI, Ilford HP5+

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Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC / Nikon FM2n, Nikkor 50 mm f1.8 AI, Ilford HP5+

Washington Monument

I’m not generally an early adopter. I prefer to wait until the reviews are in and the price has dropped. Yet when Sony announced the original RX100 I decided to get one as soon as they became available. I’m a fan of small, serious cameras and have been ever since I pickup up a Panasonic LX3 ten years ago. I sold the RX100 a couple of years ago because I was finding the slow lens a little limiting and as I – and my eyes – got older, I found the absence of a viewfinder frustrating. Sony corrected both those failings with the RX100iii and subsequent versions but they were even more expensive that the original RX100. I may yet buy another RX100, with the RX100vA very tempting.

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Toby Binder – Wee Muckers Youth of Belfast

A mucker is a mate or a friend. “All right mucker?” or should that be “alright mucker?” The etymology and origins are unclear with ‘mucker’ being described as both a Britishism and an Irishism. Since we in Northern Ireland have spend more than a few centuries disputing our Britishness or Irishness it seems a highly apposite word for us to use.

Toby Binder is German so even with a thorough grasp of English it seems unlikely that he would have come across ‘mucker’ before he started his long-term project photographing the lives of young people across the United Kingdom. Post-Brexit or, rather, post-referendum – he travelled to Belfast and Wee Muckers – Youth of Belfast is the result.

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