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Welcome to the ASMP Bookshelf where we highlight publications of our talented members. Go ahead and peruse the posts. We are certain that you will find at least one book that draws you into its pages. All posts have links to third-party sites where you can purchase the book. Enjoy your read!

The Americans – Photographs by Robert Frank

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Editor’s Note: Documentary photographer and former ASMP Member Robert Frank died this week at the age of 94. The following book review appeared in The New York Times on the 50th anniversary of his book’s publication. Cross-posted from LensCulture [by Jim Casper] This is the photo book that redefined what a photo book could be — personal, poetic, real. First published in 1959, Robert Frank’s masterpiece still holds up — the selection of photos, and…

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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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Molly Peters’ ‘Rancho’ Launched at LA Art Book Fair

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  Molly Peters’ is a Los Angeles-based photographer, and the current President of ASMP Los Angeles. After completing her BA in Photography and Italian Studies at Bard College in 2010, she lived and worked on Martha’s Vineyard, in New York City, and in Rome before relocating to LA. She earned her MFA in photography from the Hartford Art School in August 2018. She maintains an active role in the Los Angeles photography community. Since 2010,…

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Stephen Wilkes: Day To Night

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Editor’s Note: Stephen Wilkes is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from Taschen There are some places around the world that exist as much as images as they do in concrete, stone, steel, or the rugged lay of the land. The Palio di Siena, the Kumbh Mela Festival in India, the Grand Canyon, the Campanile di San Marco in Venice, the Tulips of Amsterdam: these natural and man-made sites are fixed pictures in our collective consciousness, frozen in time and space…

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Stewart Cohen: Seeing Red

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Editor’s Note: Stewart Cohen is an ASMP Professional Member Cross-posted from Dream Editions Press Seeing Red explores the popular notion that redheads are well on their way to extinction. It was this curious rumor that piqued the interest of Stewart Cohen. Which ignited a desire to untangle the mystery surrounding red hair with a fine tooth comb, examining a cross-section of gingers from all walks of life. The result is a series of portraits captured in…

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Doug Menuez: The Fearless Genius Project

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Editor’s Note: Doug Menuez is an ASMP Professional Member. Also, Doug was the first guest on the ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast Series. Listen to it here: Episode 1: Doug Menuez. Cross-posted from Digital Photo Pro [by David Schloss] In the mid-1980s, photographer Doug Menuez was looking for something hopeful at which to point his lens. Then in his mid-20s, Menuez was a burgeoning photojournalist covering some of the darkest subjects of the times. He had…

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Check Out the Newly-Launched ASMP Bookshelf and Get Inspired

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    Are you looking for a good book? Well, look no further than the newly-launched ASMP Bookshelf, where ASMP members provide their expertise and insight to an expansive base of technical and cultural topics in digital and printed books. ASMP believes that to be your optimal self, one must become engaged to become empowered, and there is no better way to expand your world than to seek knowledge found in all types of digital…

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Pete Souza’s Latest Book – Shade: The Tale of Two Presidents

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Editor’s Note: Presidential Photographer, Pete Souza, has released new book, Shade: The Tale of Two Presidents. Below find excerpt from NPR’s recent article entitled “Obama Photographer Uses ‘Shade’ to Contrast Presidents, Political Landscapes” that provides insight into the contrasts presented by Souza. Attend Pete’s upcoming book signing at Adorama on Monday, December 17, 2018. Cross-posted from npr.com [by Cameron Pollack] The images of official White House photographers have always been shared widely. What made Pete…

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Frank Van Riper’s Latest Book – Recovered Memory: New York and Paris 1960-1980

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Frank Van Riper’s award-winning career in journalism began in 1967 with the New York Daily News where for 20 years he served as White House correspondent, national political correspondent and ultimately Washington Bureau news editor. But he also has been a photographer for as long as he has been a writer and now, with the publication of his sixth book, he offers a documentary-cum-memoir about two of the world’s great cities: New York and Paris….

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Neil Binkley Wins Art Director’s Club Award for ASMP Philadelphia Photo Annual

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2017 marked the first year that ASMP Philadelphia, along with the design, photo editing and strategic guidance from ASMP member Neil Binkley, changed the format of its annual photo contest – and it’s already won a design award. Previously, it had been a bound book that historically required membership to pay for the bulk of the printing costs. The new format was digitally printed by Magcloud, and at less than half the cost of previous…

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