ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

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Lily Barber

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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Questions with an Educator: Arno Rafael Minkkinen

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Arno Rafael Minkkinen. Working with the body in natural and urban landscapes—without assistants and without manipulation—Arno Rafael Minkkinen’s self-portraiture stands as one of the genre’s longest, nonstop continuities in the history of photography. He was born in 1945 in Helsinki, Finland, coming to Brooklyn, New York, through Ellis Island with his family as a six-year-old in 1951. With a BA in English from Wagner College on Staten Island,…

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Questions with a Pro: Randal Crow

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Randal Crow. We asked: Please provide a brief background of yourself. Randal said: Starting out in 1989 as a photographer’s 1st assistant in a busy commercial studio, I polished my skills in a wide variety of areas. We were shooting tabletop products, fashion, executive portraits, groups, architecture, industrial locations, and in all formats up to 4×5. My B&W skills were further refined as I processed and printed a…

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Questions with an Educator: Ron Tarver

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Ron Tarver. Ron is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Swarthmore College, as well as a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer for his work documenting school violence in the Philadelphia public school system. He is a seasoned photojournalist who spent 32 years at the Philadelphia Inquirer and has also been recognized for his work in the field of fine art photography. Here, Ron details his Pulitzer Prize winning project, how…

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Questions with a Pro: Leah Overstreet

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Leah Overstreet. For two decades, Leah Overstreet has specialized in portrait, lifestyle, and documentary photography for editorial and commercial clients. She has worked as an assistant photographer, a photo editor for magazines and a photo director for television. Here, Leah details her experience as Photo Director for MTV and how she got there, the steps it took to open up her Frontrunner Gallery in TriBeCa, and her strategies for overcoming…

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Questions with an Educator: Koci Hernandez

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Koci Hernandez. Koci is a widely recognized photographer and educator who holds the position of Assistant Professor at UC Berkley. He has received countless accolades for his education skills and has completed truly captivating photography projects. He has also published a book titled, “The Principles of Multimedia Journalism: Packaging Digital News.” Here, Koci tells us a bit about his California Youth Prison Systems Project, explains what it took to…

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Questions with a Pro: Benton Henry

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Benton Henry. Benton is an architectural, aerial, commercial and industrial photographer covering the Southeastern region of the United States. He has been producing visual work for over 30 years and has expanded to book publishing during this time. He is an FAA licensed drone pilot, which has especially come in handy for his large scale architectural work. Here, Benton details how he found his niche in the photography industry, shares…

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Questions with an Educator: Susan kae Grant

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Susan kae Grant. Susan kae Grant is an inventive and influential artist, educator, curator and early proponent of photographic book arts. Her innovative studio practice and distinct personal vision represent one of the medium’s more sustained and recognizable contributions to fabricated photography and book art. She has lectured and exhibited her work throughout the United States and internationally. Public collections representing her photographs and book-works include George Eastman Museum; J. Paul Getty Museum; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Tokyo Photographic Museum; Victoria & Albert National Art Library;…

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Questions with a Pro: Eric Politzer

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Eric Politzer. Eric is a Los Angeles-based editorial portrait photographer, who focuses his work around music, dance, fitness, hospitality and higher education. He has worked closely with non-profit organizations to give voice to those who would not normally have one. Here, Eric speaks to how he gives voice to individuals through his photography, how he handles stress in the industry, and his thoughts on the future of photography….

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