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- “Idiot with a Tripod”, a short video depicting the heavy snowfall in New York has been creating some noise after photographer Jamie Stuart sent it to Roger Ebert and Ebert stated he thought the piece deserved the Academy Award for best live-action short.

- Macon Telegraph photographer Woody Marshall was attacked after a press conference at Macon City Hall. The attacker, Malik Brown was arrested and has since posted bail but given no reason for the outburst.

- Alec Soth discusses how he approaches strangers to take their picture.

- The Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro is exhibiting a retrospective of juried winners over the past 10 years, including its photography. The show runs through Jan. 28.

- photo-eye selects the best photobooks of 2010. Picks include Soth, Jason Fulford, and Taryn Simon.

- Platon discusses how he entered Burma and was able to photograph Suu Kyi for TIME.

- The work of the late Vivian Maier is getting a lot of press even though many of her images are more than 50 years old. Negatives from Chicago nanny have been released after an eBay entrepreneur bought them at an auction and is giving them new life online and in a gallery show.

- Photo District News has a nice gaggle of best of lists for the year.