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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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Talking for Radio

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Cross-posted from The Open Notebook. [By Julia Rosen] Photographers moving into video find out very quickly how important it is to have good audio.  That may include narration – how to write and how to read.  While everyone can talk, speaking for broadcast is a very different kind of presentation – but one that can be learned. Talking for Radio

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PSPF Symposium: ASMP Presents Creating a Vision for the Future of the Industry

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© Dan Milnor Join ASMP at the Palm Springs Photo Festival SYMPOSIUM: Tuesday, September 22nd 5:00pm - 6:00pmPT As ASMP celebrates its 75th Anniversary, the organization looks forward to the future of photography and the ramifications in the creative and business realms. During 2020, ASMP has been on the forefront of assisting photographers and visual creators cope with the challenges of the destructive worldwide pandemic. The recently released “ASMP’s Health + Safety Guide for COVID-19:...
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Breaking News: New Register of Copyrights Named

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Today, the Librarian of Congress, Director Carla Hayden, named Shira Perlmutter the next Register of Copyrights and Director of the Copyright Office.  ASMP congratulates Register Perlmutter on her new position and applauds Dr. Hayden for choosing such a widely respected and renowned expert in both domestic and international copyright law. Register Perlmutter becomes the 14th Register of Copyrights and will assume her new post in late October.  She brings to the position a wealth of experience in copyright…

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University of Illinois Department of Journalism Offers Paid Summer Internships for Students at ASMP

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Editor’s Note: ASMP would like to extend its gratitude to all four interns for their tremendous contributions to ASMP and its members during their summer internships providing key support for the promotion and production of the weekly ASMP Town Hall and Webinar Series. Fortunate for ASMP, two of these talented interns –  Julie Kang and Chantal Vaca – were available to remain, and have joined ASMP as part-time staff to continue in their editorial and…

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How the Pandemic Reset Workers’ Concept of Work-Life Balance

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Cross-posted from fastcompany.com [by Kevin Collins] Sentiments around “work-life balance” have always been divided. Some argue that the term itself implies a binary relationship (‘work” having a more negative or chore-like connotation, whereas “life” is positive), but really, is it so simple? We now live in a world built on a foundation of productivity, where it’s all too easy (and, more often than not, encouraged) for us to define our worth by the volume of…

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ASMP Member John Rae Wins Silver in France’s Px3 2020 Photo Contest

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Cross-posted from PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris The public hospitals were the center of the pandemic in the United States. This series of photographs from 9 days and all 11 hospitals documents the heroes of healthcare and their bravery, resourcefulness, professionalism, doggedness, and heart. John Rae is a professional documentary and commercial photographer based in NYC. His clients include Fortune 500 companies and leading International Nongovernmental Organizations. For 20 years John has photographed extensively…

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Tour de France: Inside the Peloton

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Cross-posted from Magnum.  [By Guy Andrews]  “Magnum Cycling author Guy Andrews rediscovers Harry Gruyaert’s 1982 photographs of the Tour de France” “In 1982 most of the Tour de France photographers were taking pictures for the newspapers, which at that time meant working in black and white. As a result, there isn’t a lot of colour work of that year’s race. Harry, whose work is famed for its vivid colours, recognizes that he was fortunate not…

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Regarding the Painful Memories of Others

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Cross-posted from blind.  [By Jordan Teicher] “How to represent violence? Through the work of three photographers, our columnist explores this complex question of photography. “ “Images of violence have long been lightning rods in discussions about photography. Susan Sontag was famously skeptical of them, arguing that such photographs turned victims into spectacles and viewers into voyeurs. Susie Linfield believes just the opposite—that photographs of violence can support the cause of human rights by exposing the…

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VIDEO: Pioneers of Photography: An Animated History

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Cross-posted from SFMOMA. “What was photography before film and photographic paper? Before shutters and adjustable apertures? The pioneers of the medium had to experiment and invent. They had to build their own precision equipment and mix reactive chemicals. In this video collection, explore the intrepid personalities who toiled in the dark to bring the nascent art of photography to light. Journey through the 1800s, where William Henry Fox Talbot first explores the capture of images…

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A New Book from a Renowned Photographer of Interior

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Cross-posted from the New York Times Style Magazine.  [By Jennifer Conrad] “Throughout his career, Simon Watson has brought his unique eye to crumbling castles, monastic apartments and everything in between.” “But mostly the photos speak for themselves. Those of Casa Horta, the architect and furniture designer Guillermo Santomà’s surrealist Barcelona home, show a bubblegum pink dining room with plastic lawn chairs that Santomà partially melted with a blowtorch, as well as a still-life of fruit…

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