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ASMP Prepares for Launch of 75th Anniversary Year Activities

By October 10, 2019October 17th, 201975th Anniversary, Strictly Business Blog

Join ASMP as it begins celebrating its seventy-five years of service to visual creators.

In October 1944, some two dozen photographers gathered in Ewing Krainin’s New York studio and agreed that a formal organization was both wanted and needed. Wrote founding member Bradley Smith: “It was the year of 1944, a year of the beachheads of Normandy, the beginning of the end of World War II. It was also the year of the first meeting to organize photojournalists, a new breed of concerned visual communicators.” Philippe Halsman, a portrait and editorial photographer who had moved to New York from Paris in 1940, also attended that first meeting. View more of the chronological timeline of ASMP’s 75-year history.

Fast forward seventy-five years, and ASMP is ramping up its efforts on both the National and chapter levels to celebrate the incredible legacy created by these photographers and all ASMP members during these past seven decades; with an initial spotlight on legends and influencers presented at the ASMP Photoville exhibit in Brooklyn, New York, in September.

This month, ASMP heads back to New York for a number of industry and association activities to kick off the anniversary year, that include its annual presence at the PhotoPlus Expo from October 24-26; the ASMP Annual Member meeting on October 25th at B&H; ASMP’s Times Square Billboard Block Party on October 25th to view ASMP and member images appearing on New York’s world-renowned billboards.

In addition to great webinars and podcasts with industry experts and creative influencers scheduled for October and November, and the launch of the Paperwork Share and Legal Clinic coming soon, ASMP National and Chapters are also preparing for regional Strictly Business conferences in 2020. The SB2020 schedule will be published shortly.

As you have probably noticed, communications for the 75th have also taken on a new look with a new logo that pulls the ASMP Bulletin back into the headlines; this look back will also include a tour through the ASMP Archives and all that exists there from the early days of the organization through the current era, and become the focus of future posts.

See a list of additional activities planned for the 75th Anniversary, and current schedule of National and Chapter Events.

Featured image: Samuel Walker


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