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The Daily Edit – Kodachrome: the lab, the article, the movie

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor [by Heidi Volpe] For 75 years Dwyane’s photo lab in Parsons, Kansas had been processing Kodachrome film. Its closing in 2010 inspired many photographers to make the trek to the lab back then, and more recently, a Netflix documentary called Kodachrome.  The New York Times published an article in 2010 about the lab’s closing and it sparked the idea for the film. The last roll of Kodachrome 64 was handed to none other than…

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The CASE Act! Ready…Set…

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Putting all of our ASMP advocates on notice. ASMP and PPA will be scheduling a joint live event press conference when the CASE Act bill is introduced, with ASMP and PPA members in the background wearing the infamous blue CASE Act shirts (#MySkillsPayBills)  that were worn during the House Judiciary Committee hearing last fall when former ASMP Board Chair Jenna Close, PPA CEO David Trust, and Copyright Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid testified. We will need…

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Europe Looks to Remold Internet with New Copyright Rules

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  Cross-posted from apnews.com [by Kelvin Chan] LONDON (AP) — The European Union has approved a copyright overhaul that aims to give more protection to artists and news organizations but which critics say will stifle freedom of speech and online creativity and punish smaller web companies. Artists, celebrities and tech experts have spoken out both in favor and against the EU directive, which the 28 member states are required to adopt as law and got…

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W. Eugene Smith’s Warning to the World

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Editor’s Note: The late W. Eugene Smith was an ASMP Professional Member. Also of interest: Apply Today for W. Eugene Smith Fund Grants! Cross-posted from Magnum Photos “Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes – just sometimes – one photograph or a group of them can lure our senses into awareness. Much depends upon the viewer; in some, photographs can summon enough emotion to be a catalyst to thought.” So wrote W. Eugene Smith in…

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LDV Summit – Last Days to Register for Early Bird Tickets!

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  MAY 22-23 IN NYC The leading visual tech researchers, startups, execs, marketers, & investors that will take the stage this May at our premier global gathering in visual tech are being updated daily on our speakers page. This is your last chance to get your Early Bird tickets for the 6th annual LDV Vision Summit. April 16 is the deadline, don’t wait, register today before prices go up. We’re excited to announce some of the themes…

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Quick Tip: How to Test Shoot Your Way to Paid Assignments

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Cross-posted from pdnonline.com [by David Walker] In our story about how Kristin Gladney launched her advertising career, Gladney explains the key to succeeding as an advertising photographer. First nail down your technical skills, she says. Then “constantly create new work. Test shoot and shoot personal projects in addition to your commissioned work. Then show your work and repeat until you’re getting the assignments you want. Stick with it through the ups and downs.” After internships…

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ASMP Update Week Ending 04.12.2019

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ASMP Weekly Update Table of Contents ASMP Announces 2019/20 National Board Officers Advocacy: Join ASMP at IAF Annual Meeting in NYC on April 15th Industry News: Here’s How Much Money Photographers Earn In Every State… Benefits: Santa Fe Workshops’ Interview: Kwaku Alston Podcasts Weekend Reading Events Forums Current News

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Ed Westcott, a Singular Eye at the Dawn of the Atomic Age, Dies at 97

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  Editor’s Note: Ed Westcott was a 2018 Presidential Medal of Freedom nominee and an ASMP Honorary Member. His son, Jim Westcott, is an ASMP Professional Member based in Hermitage, Tennessee. Cross-posted from nytimes.com [by Richard Sandomir] Ed Westcott, a photographer who documented life in Oak Ridge, Tenn., the secret city where uranium was enriched as part of the Manhattan Project to develop the atom bomb during World War II, died on March 29 at…

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Ron Sherman Makes Baseball Hall of Fame With Iconic Hank Aaron Photo

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The iconic April 8, 1974 photo was not attributed to any photographer until late last year with the announcement by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum after Sherman contacted them after learning that a large print of his Hank Aaron photo was hanging in the Museum.   Ron Sherman’s Hank Aaron 715 Story [by Ron Sherman] As an assignment photographer working in Cleveland, Rochester, Florida, Milwaukee and Syracuse, I relocated to Atlanta, GA…

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