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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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Visualizing Marc Almond: Jamie Mcleod’s Camera Eye

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Cross-posted from Please Kill Me.  [By Alan Bisbort] “Art photographer Jamie McLeod was a collaborator with and muse for the megastar Marc Almond (Soft Cell, Marc and the Mambas, solo artist) for 20 years. In that time, McLeod helped visually shape Almond’s public image, fusing his pop star persona with his more experimental, avant-garde inclinations. The result is, I Created Me (Timeless), a book of startling photographic imagery as well as firsthand observations by Almond…

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Gordon Parks The Atmosphere of Crime, 1957

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Cross-posted from Steidl Books [by Sarah Meister (Author, Editor), Nicole Fleetwood (Author), Bryan Stevenson (Author), Gordon Parks (Photographer)] When Life magazine asked Gordon Parks to illustrate a recurring series of articles on crime in the United States in 1957, he had already been a staff photographer for nearly a decade, the first African American to hold this position. Parks embarked on a six-week journey that took him and a reporter to the streets of New…

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When Crime Photography Started to See Color

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Cross-posted from The Atlantic [by Bill Shapiro] In 1957, Life magazine sent one of its star photographers on a sprawling assignment: six weeks in four of America’s biggest cities to capture scenes of urban crime. The photographer was Gordon Parks, for 20 years the only black photographer on Life’s staff, and he later described the assignment like this: “I rode with detectives through shadowy districts, climbed fire escapes, broke through windows and doors with them. Brutality was…

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The Beatles’ Photographer Fiona Adams Has Died Aged 84

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Cross-posted from NME [by Nick Reilly] Fiona Adams, the photographer behind some of the most recognisable snaps of The Beatles, has died at the age of 84. Adams, who became of the band’s most frequently used photographers, is best known for the memorable shot of the Fab Four jumping off a Brick Wall on London’s Euston Road. It famously adorned the cover of 1963’s ‘Twist And Shout’ – the group’s first UK EP. Read more

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Back to School: How a Pulitzer-Winning Photographer Took Copyright Law into His Own Hands

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Cross-posted from Creative Future [by Justin Sanders] For most creatives, when faced with the pervasive problem of litigating infringement of their work, the solution is to hire a lawyer. For photographer Earl Richardson, the solution was to become a lawyer himself. A former photojournalist, Richardson experienced the decline of the newspaper industry from the inside. At the beginning of his career, when the industry was thriving, he shared a Pulitzer Prize with the photography staff…

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Copyright Office Further Extends Timing Adjustments for Persons Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency

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The Copyright Office is further extending the temporary adjustments to certain timing provisions under the Copyright Act for persons affected by the COVID-19 national emergency. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorizes the Register of Copyrights to temporarily adjust statutory deadlines for copyright owners and other affected parties if she determines that a national emergency declared by the President is generally disrupting the normal operation of the copyright system. Under this authority,…

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What We Learned This Week: Getty Is Now Licensing Photos from Inside Video Games

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily[by David Schonauer] Sports photography isn’t what it used to be. That’s to be expected, considering the lack of sports this pandemic summer. But there are still job opportunities: This week we learned that Getty Images is partnering with the creators of the video game Gran Turismo to market in-game photography from “world-class motorsports photographers.” Getty recently announced that it is the “exclusive photo agency of Gran Turismo’s global lineup of eSport events.”…

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Celebrating Milton Glaser With His Lesser-Known Work

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Cross-posted from PRINT. The great and beloved designer Milton Glaser died recently. His work and, more importantly, his attitude have much to offer any creative person, including photographers, who often work hand-in-hand with designers.  Glaser’s iconic designs come not so much from a refined set of technical skills but rather from ways of thinking about how to solve client’s problems and remain true to your own voice. The people involved with PRINT, including Steven Heller,…

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PRESS RELEASE: ASMP Names James Edmund Datri as Its New Chief Executive Officer

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Tom Maddrey, ASMP General Counsel maddrey@asmp.org Marianne Lee, ASMP Board Chair marianne@asmp-board.org Washington, D.C., July 10, 2020 — The Board of Directors of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has named James Edmund Datri as its new chief executive officer. He will begin his tenure on July 13th and will be based out of San Francisco. Datri is succeeding Tom Kennedy, who announced in January that he would be stepping…

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