ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

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Lily Barber

Questions with an Educator: Paul Shambroom

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Paul Shambroom. Paul is a photographer as well as an Associate Professor in Art at the University of Minnesota. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Creative Capital grantee. In addition to those honors, he has published two monographs and has another, Past Time, to be published this Spring. Here he describes how those monographs came about, how his work came to focus around American power and culture,…

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Questions with a Pro: Rick A Brown

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Rick A Brown. Rick is an Oregon based photographer who utilizes both still and motion to shoot a wide variety of subjects. He especially enjoys shooting aviation photography and is even authoring a book about the aviation history of Oregon. Here, Rick outlines his transition from part-time to full-time photography, how he incorporated video into his business, and the role personal work fits into his business. We asked:…

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Questions with an Educator: Andy Mattern

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Andy Mattern. Andy Mattern’s recent work engages photography’s aesthetic conventions and physical materials as subject matter. Since 2015, he has served as Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Media at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. His work is held in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Tweed Museum of Art, and others. He is represented…

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Questions with a Pro: Susan Farley

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Susan Farley. Susan is a New York City-based photographer who specializes in people. Her clients range from smaller private clients to large fortune 500 companies. She has won several awards from the New York Press Photographers Association as well as numerous other awards. Here, she describes how her photography career began, the marketing techniques that have been most successful for her, and how she handles the stresses of…

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Questions with an Educator: Rick English

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Rick English. Rick is a Georgia-based photographer and professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has had a very successful career in photography and has also expanded to video and book publication. Here, Rick describes his teaching style, how he incorporated video into his business, and a bit about his documentary, “Preventing Genocide.” We asked: How do you engage your students? How would you describe…

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Questions with a Pro: Don Shepard

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Don Shepard. Don is an award winning photographer based in the Midwest. He started his career in law enforcement, and through some unique opportunities within that field, ended up opening his own photography studio. He now photographs a wide variety of subjects and particularly enjoys producing black and white images. Here, Don explains his path from law enforcement to photography, some of the things involved with transitioning to…

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Questions with an Educator: William Snyder

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features William Snyder. William is a four-time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and editor who has also spent the last 18 years as The Who’s official photographer. He is now the Director of the Photojournalism Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where he went to school himself. He has had great success working in newspaper, as a freelance photographer, and also just recently released his first book, Join…

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Questions with a Pro: Cory Howe

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Cory Howe. Cory is a photographer and retoucher at Hormel Foods, a position he worked towards initially as an editorial photographer with his own studio. He is now one of the top food photographers in corporate America and his passion for food is what has led him to his leadership role overseeing the entire photography studio at Hormel Foods. Here, he describes how his work came to revolve…

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Questions with an Educator: Kim Komenich

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Kim Komenich. Kim is an Associate Professor and head of the photojournalism sequence at San Francisco State University. He has had, and continues to have a very successful career in photojournalism; even winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1987. He now shares his extensive career experience with his students and works to help them navigate the rapidly changing photojournalism industry. Here he details his prize winning project, his path…

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Questions with a Pro: John Slemp

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features John Slemp. John is an aviation photographer operating out of Atlanta, Georgia. He has been the Membership Chair for ASMP’s Atlanta Southeast Chapter in the past and now holds the position of President. He is a military veteran himself and is currently working on an extensive project focusing around WWII Bomber Jackets. Here, John details this project, explains what led him to being a licensed drone pilot, and…

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