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Barry Schwartz

Screenshot of article about Richard Avedon posted on Vanity Fair

Art, Fashion, Sex: Richard Avedon’s Bohemian Coming of Age

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Cross-posted from Vanity Fair. [By Philip Gefter]  Editor’s Note: World famous portrait and fashion photographer Richard Avedon was an ASMP Member.  “Making his name in the fashion world, the legendary portraitist and his creative contemporaries were forecasting the future of the culture—and the modern American woman.” “‘Avedon’s greatest creation has been a kind of woman,” photographer Irving Penn once said. ‘I know her. I’d recognize her if she walked in this room. She’s sisterly, laughs…

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This Pandemic Must Be Seen

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Cross-posted from Wired. [By Roxanne Khamsi]  “If we could watch what’s really going on in hospitals, there would be no more complacency.” “Images—especially difficult ones—can, of course, do important, democratic work. During the Vietnam War, photographs of soldiers’ coffins returning through Dover Air Force Base were so influential and demoralizing that we still talk about a Dover test for military action: Will Americans tolerate the sight of flag-draped coffins? The single image of a drowned…

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Leonard Kamsler, a Dissecting Golf [Country Music, Circus, and Editorial] Photographer, Dies at 85

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Glenn Collins]  “Leonard Kamsler, a photojournalist whose award-winning pictures of professional golf for nearly 50 years pushed the envelope of sports strobe photography as he amassed a trove of more than 200,000 images on the PGA Tour, died on Nov. 18 in Bethel, N.Y. He was 85.” “Starting in the 1970s, Mr. Kamsler widened his field to profile performers in Nashville, including Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings,…

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VIDEO: A Conversation With Legendary Photographer, Barbara Bordnick

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Cross-posted from Moab Paper. “Iconic photographer, educator and lecturer, [director and ASMP Member] Barbara Bordnick, presents her work spanning over five decades touching on fashion, portrait and still life. Barbara’s work has been published in countless magazines and newspapers, has received numerous prestigious awards, and was elected as the first woman president of the American Society of Magazine Photographers in 1977.  Her photography has been featured in museums and galleries worldwide and has published a…

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Bringing the Beauty Out

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Cross-posted from Vulture – New York Magazine.  [By Shirley Ngozi Nwangwa]  “For the photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop, the moment was always now.” “Black is in now,” the photographer Beuford Smith tells me, referring to the current vogue among white-led cultural institutions and capitalist pursuits for tapping into the wellspring of our Black matter and belatedly recognizing and compensating Black artists for their labor. Smith is president emeritus of the Kamoinge Workshop, a fine-arts collective…

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The Trench Coat: Through Magnum Images

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Cross-posted from Magnum. [By Rosalind Jana]  Editor’s Note: Featured in this article is current ASMP Life Member Elliot Erwitt and former ASMP Member, the legendary Robert Capa. “A trench coat is a garment best worn on a gloomy day. Ideally with the collar turned up, or a gust of wind lifting the hem. If it’s raining, all the better. In Robert Capa’s photo of Lauren Bacall, at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II the actress,…

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Reimagining The 30, the Illustrious Annual List of Emerging Talent

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Cross-posted from blind.  [By Miss Rosen]  “When Photo District News shuttered in January 2020, the industry shared a collective moment of grief the leading trade publication ended its extraordinary 40-year run. Emerald Expositions, the magazine’s owner, has just introduced the 2020 edition of The 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, one of the most influential sources for new visions and voices around the globe.” “Recognizing the need to take an expansive approach both geographically…

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VIDEO: Documentary ‘One Shot’ Details How Olympics Photographers Capture Iconic Moments

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel. [By Jaron Schneider]  “‘One Shot: Photographing the Olympic Games’ is narrated by Olympic Champion Jonathan Edwards and features multiple award-winning photographers including Lucy Nicholson, Dave Burnett, Bob Martin, Tim de Waele, and Tsuyoshi Matsumoto. It also shows 146 images from the Olympic games dating back over 50 years. It was shot during the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro that took place in 2016. The documentary aimed to look at Olympians caught…

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Remembering Getty Images’ Mark Wilson

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Cross-posted from The Washington Post Insight.  [By Kenneth Dickerman and Win McNamee]  “My memories of him are that he was very focused on his job, always positioning himself to make sure he got the best photo from whatever event we were recording. It sounds simple, but it is far from that. After all, photographers covering Washington are acting as the eyes of history. That adds a hefty dose of pressure to what already requires great…

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Leonard Freed: Black in White America, 1963-1965

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Cross-posted from The Eye Of Photography. “A fresh and expanded edition, Black in White America, 1963-1965 is the definitive collection of Leonard Freed’s seminal and timely Civil Rights photo essay first published in 1968. It is published in full collaboration with the Freed Estate and a foreword from fellow Magnum photographer, Eli Reed.” “The photographs in this newly designed edition have been reproduced from the original negatives and using vintage prints created by Freed’s master…

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