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ASMP Relaunches Strictly Business Conferences for 2020!

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ASMP is excited to launch the Strictly Business 2020 conferences around the country.  Years ago these popular conferences jump started the careers or many of our members. Today ASMP believes that creative content is so important to today’s visual culture that we must support those who are making it by providing the community and business development that can help them build sustainable careers.  The Strictly Business 2020 Conferences will help build those communities as well…

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Stay Informed. Subscribe Today. Stay on top of industry and current news trends that impact you as a visual creator. Easily access the ASMP e-news from your laptop or phone while on the run. Subscribe today and receive news about events and happenings from your local ASMP chapter in your inbox. You will also receive news about upcoming ASMP events and Strictly Business weekly updates highlighting the week’s news trends – legal, technical, policy –…

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ASMP Update Week Ending 04.03.2020

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ASMP Weekly Update Table of Contents Strictly Business: Paycheck Protection Program: Why Photographers, Artists and Small Business Owners Need to Apply Webinars: Town Hall Meeting April 3 Survey: Participate in ASMP COVID-19 Impact Survey Advocacy: ASMP Advocacy Update: March/April 2020 Contests: Best of ASMP 2019 Winner’s Profile: Sheryl Lanzel Transition 2020: ASMP Executive Director Search Benefits: Free Online Classes for Members from Creative Live Podcasts: Tune into ASMP Experts & Masters Podcasts Forums Events Weekend…

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What We Learned This Week: Resources For Photographers During COVID-19 Crisis, and More

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] Today we spotlight COVID-19 news from the past week. Yesterday we highlighted information about financial resources for photographers. Fstoppers put together a list of grants and other financial resources being made available to photographers, around the world and in the US. Art News reported that Anonymous Was a Woman, which has given more than $6 million in artist grants since 1996, will distribute $250,000 in emergency funding to at least…

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Coping with Coronavirus: Photographers Share Lockdown Stories

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Cross-posted from Blind.  [By Michaël Naulin]  “Faced with cancelled exhibitions, festivals, and commissions, the entire profession is feeling the impact of anti-Covid-19 measures. We have gathered testimonies from photographers, who are on lockdown and anxious, but adapting and keeping up good spirits. Their equipment is stowed away in closets. During the general lockdown, the world of photography has been put on hold until further notice. Just like one-third of world population, photographers are isolated at…

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Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library Harms Authors

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Cross-posted from The Authors Guild, The Illusion of More, and The New York Times. Infringement is not just a problem for photographers; the current emergency is enabling improper and illegal usage of intellectual property in all sorts of ways any photographer would recognize.  A recent issue with the Internet Archive has produced multiple articles in the last week. “The Authors Guild is appalled by the Internet Archive’s (IA) announcement that it is now making millions…

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Weekend Reading 4.2.2020

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Some of the most interesting/useful/fun stories from around the web to check out over the weekend (Warning: Highly Bookmarkable). A weekly roundup of links curated this week by ASMP National Board Director Frank Rocco. Vintage Photos Captured People Gargling To Against The Flu From The Early 20th Century Getty Museum challenges people to recreate famous artwork in quarantine, and the results are hilarious 8 Things Photographers Must Do to Lower Their Expenses During the Coronavirus Professional Photography Myths Exposed Portfolio school:…

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Masters of Photography: Inspiring Videos Every Photographer Should Watch

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Editor’s Note: Several former ASMP Members are featured in this article. Cross-posted from 121 Clicks In this lockdown period, you can watch these inspiring and useful videos from masters of photography. This is the Part 1 of this series, I will share few more inspiring videos in next coming articles. Hope you guys will enjoy these. Stay Safe. Read more Also see Masters of Photography: Inspiring Videos Every Photographer Should Watch – Part 2

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(Updated) Paycheck Protection Program: Why Every Photographer, Artist and Small Business Needs to Apply

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Paycheck Protection Program :: It’s For You Editor’s Note: ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy and ASMP General Counsel Tom Maddrey will be discussing the Paycheck Protection Program among other topics at the Town Hall meeting on Friday, April 3 at 3pmET.  Click here for more info about Town Hall meeting and to register. As part of the CARES Act passed on March 27, 2020, a large amount of money is allocated towards a program known…

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What the CARES Act Means for Freelancers

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Jonathan Medows] On March 27, an emergency relief bill now known as the CARES Act became law to help bolster the U.S. economy as the country battles the coronavirus. The new law covers a broad cross-section of the economy — including the freelance sector. Of particular note, the relief package gives jobless workers bigger unemployment checks over a longer period of time, including freelancers and the self-employed, who are typically…

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