Look at today's New York Times in the Week in Review section. There is amazing spread of photographs, and article by Tyler Hicks, shot in black and white with the panoramic Xpan. An even more amazing online multimedia is on the website.
The Xpan seems to be a signature look for certain New York Times features. It is a treat, and a wonder, that that they remain committed to displaying work in this format. Panoramic has a power of encompassing an environment that is attention getting and poetic, and not just because of the novelty. It is a challenging format to compose within, and Hicks is masterful at it.