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Right Place, Right Time: The Life of a Rock & Roll Photographer by Bob Gruen

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Bob Gruen is one of the most well-known and connected photographers in rock and roll. For almost 50 years, he has documented the music scene in pictures that have captured the world’s attention. Right Place, Right Time is Gruen’s first written account of his winding, adventure-filled journey. He takes us on visits to John and Yoko’s apartment, on a cross-country road trip with the Ike and Tina Turner band, to Glasgow with Debbie Harry, backstage with KISS,…

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Best of ASMP 2020 Contest

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  About the BEST of ASMP 2020 Contest BEST of ASMP is a members-only contest and it is designed to showcase the important work of ASMP members from photos/videos taken between December 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020. Non-members can join ASMP to participate in the contest. Our contests are only one of the reasons for being an ASMP member. This page is updated weekly with relevant contest information so bookmark it! We’ve outlined the key...
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Register Now to Attend 2020 Digital Media Licensing Conference – 20% Member Discount!

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The 25th DMLA Conference – the first to be all-digital – promises five full days of inspiring education and networking. Sunday October 25 to 30 About this Event This 25th DMLA Conference — our first to be all-digital — is brimming with opportunities for discovery. Have you heard of the Google Licensable Badge? Learn all about it from the creators themselves. Curious about Image Protection? Hear about creating a more secure ecosystem from the pacesetters in image…

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Gas and Glamour by Ashok Sinha

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Gas and Glamour is a tribute to America’s golden age of the automobile, a time when cars themselves were objects of beauty and the act of driving was celebrated. Those cars are no longer on the streets today, but the celebratory roadside vernacular architecture from that era remains. Ashok Sinha is a respected architectural photographer and prominent ASMP New York Chapter Member, where he also serves on the board of directors. Given that Covid has…

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Jerry Dantzic’s Assignment Photographing Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill in 1957

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In April 1957, photographer Jerry Dantzic had an assignment from Decca Records to photograph Billie Holiday during a weeklong run of performances at the Newark, New Jersey nightclub, Sugar Hill. What unfolded was an unexpected and intimate journey into her private and public worlds. His photos comprise the largest collection of images from any single Billie Holiday club engagement. Fort Smith Regional Art Museum 1601 Rogers Ave Fort Smith, AR 72901 479.784.2787 Organized…

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Renew Membership in October and Save!

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ASMP would like to offer you a special member renewal rate for 2021. We are committed to creating great programs for you in 2021 as a member of the ASMP community to support you and your business needs as you maneuver these difficult times.  Your early commitment to renewing your 2021 membership will provide you with a lower renewal rate, and help us lock in educational programming and discounts for products or services you use…

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Families for Humanity by Doug Schneider

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Families for Humanity is a portrait documentary book by ASMP Photographer Doug Schneider that chronicles the spirit of Westchester County, New York residents in the throes of a global pandemic. Schneider’s book highlights images of 122 families spanning 15 Westchester communities, displaying differences in sizes, culture, ethnicity, and age. Schneider’s moving photography shows an array of individuals experiencing a shared sense of uncertainty, discomfort, and hope. All proceeds from this book are earmarked for On…

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New David Bowie Book Includes Photos by ASMP Members Lynn Goldsmith and Mick Rock

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Cross-posted from Rolling Stone Geoff MacCormack: “I was, firstly, a Bowie band member in the ’70s; singing backing vocals, playing percussion, dancing and choreographing movements in performances of ‘Aladdin Sane/Ziggy’, ‘Diamond Dogs’ and ‘Young American’ tours, plus recording on six albums. “Masayoshi Sukita acquired a Nikkormat camera for me in April ’73, just after David and I arrived in Tokyo (by ship) for a tour. The first picture I took of David was an outside…

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Expert Advice: Photographer Scams

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor [by Varun Raghupathi at Wonderful Machine] Online scams are nothing new. These days, as schemes get more and more elaborate, it seems that anyone can fall victim, and photographers are no exception. In recent weeks, several of our members received emails containing what looked like an interesting assignment. The sender, purportedly an editor named “Jack Moss” from, found the photographers on Wonderful Machine and asked them to produce a fashion shoot. But some details did not quite add up…

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AMSP-Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter: Work with Perspective – October 8, 2020 – Video

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Please join ASMP-MSP for an evening with three visual professionals in our community who are using their platforms to advocate, and contribute positively to our collective communities through photography and other channels. This will be a special creative event, a cultural exchange of ideas and vision, please bring your questions and your friends. The conversation was hosted by Mary Archambault. Mary is a photo assistant and photographer based in Minneapolis. She is co-chair for social…

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