2015 marks the XI anniversary of our annual publication of the Best of ASMP. This year, our three illustrious jurors:
- Catherine Johnson — Art Producer, Art Buyer and Branding Consultant
- Amy Yvonne Yu — Art Buyer, Producer, Creative Consultant
- Mary Goodwin — Founder, Waltz Books
carefully considered more than 200 projects, and then debated the merits of the work during a lively conference call to narrow the field to thpese 24 finalists. Click on the portraits for an extended interview with each honoree, representing ASMP’s membership at its best.
Each year, the ASMP Best Of Issue highlights the talented ASMP members making remarkable work, selected by a jury of notable creatives and influencers in the photography community. ASMP’s Best Of 2015 is a celebration of 24 photographers from 12 chapters in the U.S. who, combined, shoot a range of commercial, editorial, fine-art, documentary and personal work.
In ASMP’s Best Of 2015, you’ll see conceptual work from photographers such as Patrick Heagney, who creates transformative paper worlds, and Lynne Fyffe, who employs clever visual puns in her beverage work. Much of the portrait work considers the diversity and legacy of American culture, from Dolly Faibyshev’s exploration of the American Dream, to Forest McMullin’s series on black cowboys, to the documentation of American veterans in two separate personal series by Mariah Karson and John Slemp. There are some canine contributors this year, too: Luke Copping and Fred Levy each used their cameras to assist in finding homes for shelter dogs, while Hannele Lahti enlisted seven pups to help rip apart stuffed toys for her series.
We thank each ASMP member who submitted work to this year’s Best Of. All work entered during the call-for-submissions period is considered for coverage in subsequent issues of the <i>ASMP Bulletin</i>. We look forward to seeing your new work in the coming year!
Managing Editor, ASMP Bulletin