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PHOTOGRAPHY On the Calendar

very year since 1980, Northern California–based photographer has added to his. This year, they released a new book (Makanna claims it’s his last; we hope not) and two striking calendars that celebrate the flying machines that helped shape World War I and World War II. His numerous accolades, including the International Society for Aviation Photographer’s Lifetime Achievement Award, have not come without bruises. In 2001 the plane from which he was photographing crashed. “That’s just a dream now,” Makanna says. “The airplane was burning, and my pilot was unconscious. I pulled him out and dragged him away. They say that I have title to a small patch of Duxford grass.” Makanna’s exciting new book and 2021 calendars are available from

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