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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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Op-Ed: Why Creators Like Me Are Lining Up in Support of the CASE Act

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Cross-posted from ipwatchdog.com [by Jenna Close] “It is extremely uncomfortable and difficult to explain to a client that, while I own the copyright to the work I create specifically for their brand, in practice I have no way to pursue unauthorized use of that work.” ________________________ I have heard it said that a right without a remedy isn’t really a right. This saying completely and accurately sums up my experience with copyright infringement in the modern…

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ASMP CASE Act Central

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Welcome to ASMP’s CASE Act Central –  where you can find all you want to know and more about the CASE Act 2019! CASE Act Sponsor List ASMP Advocacy Actions Taken to Date: 9,317 emails/tweets sent to Representatives and Senators – Thank You to All for Your Support! Current CASE Act Advocacy Campaigns in Play – Keep Clicking! Your Voices are Being Heard! August 2, 2019:  Memes/ Social Media Campaign to Launch Week of August…

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Alec Soth’s Secret Farmhouse Project

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Cross-posted from Magnum Photos. [by Alec Soth]  “A new short film sees the photographer discussing that happiest year of his life and the impact one ramshackle building had upon his photographic approach” “In the midst of a period of turbulence in his career, spurred by growing doubts about the validity of his work and photographic processes, Alec Soth started a new project, one unlike any he had pursued before…” Alec Soth’s Secret Farmhouse Project

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5 Times When Using Paper and a Pen is Better than Using an App

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Cross-posted from fastcompany.com [By Stephanie Vozza] We’re living in a digital world—one where screens dominate our time. The average American adult spends three hours and 43 minutes on mobile devices, according to 2019 research by eMarketer. This doesn’t include the time spent on a computer at work or parked in front of the television at home. It’s easy to find an app or software platform to help you do run your life, making paper and…

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Weekend Reading 8.15.2019

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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. 5 Reasons for a Photographer to Love Their Prime Lens Over a Zoom “Mystery Meat”: Photographer Portrays Fast Food In A Ghastly New Light Why Mobile Shooting Isn’t a Threat to the Photo Industry Do I Still Need a Photography Website in 2019? Marek Musil : Dust…

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Fred Baldwin’s New Book – Dear Mr. Picasso: An Illustrated Love Affair with Freedom

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Editor’s Note: A reading and book signing is scheduled for August 28th @ 7:00pmCT at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. Book is available for sale at the Menil Collection. Noted photographer and co-founder of FotoFest, Fred Baldwin has recently published his memoir, Dear Mr. Picasso: An Illustrated Love Affair with Freedom. The book begins with Baldwin’s encounter with Pablo Picasso in 1955, a life-changing event that emboldened Baldwin to embrace a peripatetic life as…

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Burk Uzzle – From Woodstock to Wilson

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Cross-posted from The Bitter Southerner.  [Story and Photography by Megan Dohm].  “Burk Uzzle was 30 years old when he shot the most iconic images of 1969’s Woodstock festival. By then, the North Carolina-born Uzzle was seven years into a career that would make him one of photojournalism’s legends. Now, at age 80, he is back home in the South with a singular focus — to create images that help our region reconcile with its past.”…

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ASMP and NPPA Ask the U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Photographers from Copyright Infringement by States

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The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), joined by five other visual arts associations, weighed in on Tuesday in a copyright case that is going to be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court in November, and asked the high court to determine that states cannot freely infringe on copyright. Read the Brief Here Background States generally have a defense called “sovereign immunity” which protects them from being sued for…

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Foto Féminas presents: Mónica Lozano

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Cross-posted from worldpressphoto.org [by Veronica Sanchis Bencomo] Mónica Lozano is a Mexican-American photographer born in El Paso, Texas, USA. She was raised across the border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Lozano received her masters degree in photography at TAI, Centro Universitario de Artes in Madrid, Spain. Her work has been selected for various international photo competitions and grants. In 2011, Lozano finished the Photo Global residency at the School of Visual Arts in New York on…

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Greatest Album Art of All Time

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Editor’s Note: Eric Meola, who shot Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” album cover, is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from Jacksonville Daily News Today, Aug. 12, is National Vinyl Record Day. The date is set in commemoration of Thomas Edison’s 1887 world-changing invention of the phonograph, which allowed the human voice and other sounds to be recorded and preserved for the first time. Besides giving us great sounds and songs, vinyl gave us great artwork…

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ASMP Update Week Ending 08.09.2019

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ASMP Weekly Update Table of Contents Strictly Business: The Truth About the CASE Act Advocacy: ASMP Amps Up Advocacy in August Questions with a Pro: Randal Crow Member Spotlight: Brian Finke Turns His Camera on His Family and the… Benefits: Member Benefit: Apple Summer 2019 iPhone Trade-In Offer Forums: Join the Discussions in the ASMP Forums Podcasts Events Weekend Reading Current News

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The Truth About the CASE Act

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[by Keith Kupferschmid and Terrica Carrington of the Copyright Alliance] Editor’s note: Opponents to the CASE Act continue to promote untruths about the CASE Act in the press and on social media platforms in an effort to undermine support for the bill. The Copyright Alliance, and its member organizations which includes ASMP, have chosen to address those untruths with facts about the CASE Act. See the facts below.   Fact: Participation in the small claims…

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