Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From a color-matching app by Pantone to the history of the fire pole and a profile of the keepers of NYC's community fridges, our round-up from the web

Don’t Back Down! Art Initiative With 100% of their proceeds directed to Inner-City Arts, The Okra Project and Equal Justice Initiative, the new artistic initiative Don’t Back Down! sells limited edition prints by emerging and beloved artists including Jamel Shabazz and Brad Elterman. Customers will find well-known images (like some of  David Corrio’s work) and those they’ve never seen before; everything is imbued with beauty, …

Interview: Travel Photographer Robert King

Parsing through an archive of more than 40,000 images, King reflects on where he's been and how he's produced some of his favorite shots

Throughout photographer Robert King‘s professional career, he’s notched mile after mile bouncing between remote locations and more familiar destinations. Working with brands (including Lululemon and Chevrolet) between building up his immense portfolio, King has scaled Arizona’s Upper Antelope Canyon, perched inside a treehouse over the ocean in Tulum, snapped the breaching of a humpback whale in Mo’orea, and much more, all for the perfect shot. While …

823’s “Hopes and Dreams Club” Encourages Photographic Exploration

Monthly projects to inspire and motivate photographers of all skill levels

Australian producer, designer, curator, and photographer Ta-ku (aka Regan Matthews) operates 823 as a “platform for you to create something you’re proud of,” he says. The “you” in that sentence quite literally means anyone who wants to get involved by following 823 on Instagram or supporting their Patreon. An offshoot of 823, the Hopes and Dreams Club—which launched in April—is a photography group with monthly …