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Two unique photography projects, a 'Magic' revival and more art stories you might have missed

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In this week's Art Post Outpost, both Syrian teenagers and the homeless are given voices through photography

This is one of the photographs. (Supplied)

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These are the week's can't-miss stories:

In an era dominated by selfies, no selfies were allowed. (Supplied)

Photography project equips homeless with disposable cameras (CBC News)

"What happens when you hand out 45 disposable cameras to people living on Ottawa's streets and tell them to photograph whatever they want? Liz Fitzpatrick and Nina Garacci believe an important bond with people who open your eyes to a new perspective of life in the capital. The recent University of Ottawa graduates started the InFocus Social Project this summer after being inspired by similar initiatives to engage with people affected by homelessness in Vancouver and London. "

Netflix will bring back the '90s kids school, The Magic School Bus, on Sept. 29. (Netflix/Twitter)

Lin-Manuel Miranda revives the Magic School Bus theme song in new trailer (q)

"Ms. Frizzle and the gang are back in Netflix's reboot of the popular '90s kids show, The Magic School Bus. The show, which will premiere on the streaming service on Sept. 29, just released a trailer for its updated animated series and it features Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda singing the show's upbeat theme song. And yes, it's still as catchy as you remember."

Amina Jalabi was teaching the teenagers photography as part of her master’s degree in art education at Concordia University. (submitted by Amina Jalabi )

First Flashes photo exhibit by Syrian teenagers shows new view of Montreal (CBC Montreal)

"A group of Syrian teenagers are debuting their photography at the World Press Photo Exhibit in Old Montreal this month as the result of a project seven months in the making. The 48-photo exhibit is called First Flashes and it's the result of work by dozens of teens and photographer Amina Jalabi."

Lewis Black.

Is Trump good for comedy? Lewis Black says 'that's like saying a stroke is good for a nap (q)

"You may not know the name Lewis Black, but you'd likely recognize his voice. His raspy outbursts have been a fixture of comedy for decades. He's ranted and raved about everything from New York City's response to snow storms to the ineptitude of politicians and even the lack of dessert after dinner. Black has made a career out of being angry at the world's nonsense. But what happens when the truth is stranger than fiction? And the nonsense doesn't need comedy added to it? In the age of U.S. President Donald Trump, Black is trying to find his footing. He joins Tom Power in the q studio to talk about making sense of today's political climate."

Naát'áaníí Means. (CBC Music)

From powwow to hip-hop: hear Indigenous voices of resistance and reclamation (CBC Music)

"For Indigenous people, life and music are all about continuum and creation. We walk with our ancestors behind us and the coming generations ahead of us. That means we carry responsibilities to those who have gone before and those yet to come. This week's episode of Reclaimed explores songs and sounds of Indigenous resistance and reclamation. Meet some of the artists taking up the fight."

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