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What You Can Learn From the Architectural Photographer Ezra Stoller

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Editor’s Note: The late Ezra Stoller was an ASMP Life Member. “Richard Meier adored him. Frank Lloyd Wright asked for him. IM Pei admired him. And they all hired him. It’s safe to say that from the 1940s to the ’70s, the go-to photographer for the world’s most respected architects was Ezra Stoller. Stoller, whose career coincided with the ascendency of Modern architecture, famously shot Falling Water, the U.N. Building, Eero Saarinen’s TWA terminal, among…

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Dorothea Lange’s 5 Most Iconic Images

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Editor’s Note: The late Dorothea Lange was an ASMP Member.  Cross-posted from Artsy.  [By Alexxa Gotthardt]  “In January 1918, at 22 years old, photographer Dorothea Lange set out from New York on a trip around the world—but she didn’t get very far. A San Francisco pickpocket cleaned out her savings, marooning her in the Bay Area. The city would become her home, offering a deep well of inspiration from then on. It’s funny to think…

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Dina Litovsky in The New York Times Sunday Magazine

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor.  [By Heidi Volpe]  Dina Litovsky, whose photo is on the cover the current New York Times Magazine, made two trips to Maui and then to Mavericks on the California coast to photograph women big-wave surfers.  She delivered both black-and-white and color choices to Kathy Ryan, the Director of Photography, who ran the whole story in black-and-white. Dina Litovsky in The New York Times Sunday Magazine  

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Senator Wyden Needs to See the Bigger Picture in the Small-Claim Copyright Bill

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Cross-posted from The Illusion of More.  [By David Newhoff]  “As a practical matter Senator Wyden’s singular opposition to CASE waves a dismissive hand at his own constituents—and millions of Americans outside Oregon—who rely on copyright in their small-businesses the same way Portland’s coffee bars need a steady supply of beans.  The CASE Act may seem like a small matter in the scheme of things; but for the creative entrepreneur trying to keep her work from being…

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Don’t Start Copyright Battles You Don’t Understand

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Cross-posted by The Illusion of More.  [By David Newhoff]  Copyright infringement is a permanent source of angst and anxiety for all photographers, but also for other creators. Prince and his estate has something to offer as another lesson. Along with the description of the case, there is a link to the judgement, worth reading as a good exercise in becoming comfortable with legalese. “Every once in a while, a copyright litigation story makes a fine…

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This Artwork Changed My Life: Sally Mann’s “Immediate Family”

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Cross-posted from Artsy.  [By Matt Williams]  “Sally Mann’s 1992 book Immediate Family overflows with photographs that capture the ecstatic bliss of youth, in all of its wildness and fragility, danger and innocence. It tells stories about insect stings, sun-kissed lunches, familial devotion, and the transformative power of nature. It is, often, almost unbearably intimate. With acres of private Virginia wilderness to roam, Mann’s children frequently appear nude in her photographs, which inevitably led to pearl-clutching…

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Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs

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Cross-posted from The Los Angeles Times.  [By Jessica Gelt]  “Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs,” presents not only photos but processes of curation and conservation, is now open at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. “Work by prestigious names like Nan Goldin, Weegee, William Eggleston, Laura Aguilar and Anthony Hernandez share wall space with unknown talent, as is the case with the remarkable salt prints featured in the London boy’s home album or a grisly…

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Using His Camera as a Witness and Weapon

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Cross-posted from The New York Times.  [By Arthur Lubow]  “Shahidul Alam, the acclaimed Bangladeshi photojournalist and activist, pushes against the limits of his medium to cast light on what is suppressed or has vanished.” “Like Woody Guthrie, who called his guitar an anti-fascist weapon, the Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam has used his camera for 35 years as a tool to advance social justice. He began by documenting street protests in Dhaka, the capital, in the…

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Photo Book Proposals That Get Publishers’ Attention

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Cross-posted from PDN.  [By Holly Stuart Hughes]  “Book editors find ideas for photo books a number of ways: By sifting through submissions, by attending portfolio reviews and exhibitions, and on the recommendations of colleagues. But whether a photographer’s project is plucked from the slush pile or discovered in a magazine, the photographer is expected to submit a solid book proposal.   We asked three experienced art and photo book publishing professionals what they want to see:…

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Our Favorite Arts Photos of 2019

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Cross-posted from The New York Times.  “The jittery energy backstage at a Broadway theater 30 minutes before showtime, or in the seconds before the curtain rises at the Metropolitan Opera. Björk and Erykah Badu in all their regalia, and the happily-ever-after Swiss life of Tina Turner in retirement, but hardly retiring. Two lions in winter, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, remembering when they were cubs. These were some of the pictures that stayed with…

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