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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!

Before Easter After Book

Before Easter After by Patti Smith and Lynn Goldsmith

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Cross-posted from AnOther “We wanted the book to be a sacred object – sacred for people who really love Patti,” photographer Lynn Goldsmith told AnOther earlier this month of her new book, Before Easter After, which she has co-authored with Patti Smith. The beautiful book documents a particular period of Smith’s life, from when she fell off a stage while performing in Tampa, Florida, in 1977 – a moment that Goldsmith captured, and is shown…

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Book Feature | Ansel Adams’ Yosemite – The Special Edition Prints

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Editor’s Note: The late Ansel Adams was an ASMP Member. The book’s foreword was written by ASMP Member, Pete Souza. Cross-posted from SLR Lounge [by Sean Lewis] Of America’s National Parks, Yosemite’s unique rock formations, waterfalls, deep valleys and giant sequoias make it one of the most diverse and beautiful places to visit. While countless photographers have captured this epic landscape over the years, perhaps none are more closely associated with this (or any other)…

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Rider of the Storm: Eric Meola’s Western Adventures

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Editor’s Note: Eric Meola is an ASMP Professional Member. His book, “Fierce Beauty: Storms of the Great Plains,” will be published on Nov. 11. Cross-posted from The East Hampton Star[by Jennifer Landes] Eric Meola is a storm chaser. For the past several years, he has loaded his camera equipment and traveled west from Sagaponack to the Great Plains and “Tornado Alley” — from the Rio Grande in Texas to Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada —…

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T. J. Thomson: To See and Be Seen

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The Environments, Interactions and Identities Behind News Images Editor’s Note:  T. J. Thomson is a Lecturer in the School of Communication, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Whether inscribed in physical media, projected on surfaces, or viewed on digital devices, we find ourselves constantly inundated with streams of visual data. Yet, we know surprisingly little about how these images are made, especially in journalistic contexts where representations are long-lasting and where repercussions can be dramatic. To…

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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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