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Pioneer in Holography Dr. Bert Myers Has Passed

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Louisiana-based fine arts photographer and ASMP Life Member Dr. Bert Myers passed on June 6, 2021. Dr. Bert Myers had a lifelong interest in fine art photography, and studied with Eugene Delcroix, Ansel Adams, and Michael A. Smith. He was one of the pioneers in holography, and made many 3-D images of medical subjects, trying to develop the technique as a medical teaching tool. After retirement from medicine, he became a full­ time fine art…

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Ready for Research: Newsmaker Photos by Bernard Gotfryd

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Editor’s Note: Bernard Gotfryd joined ASMP in 1965, and was a Life Member at his passing in 2016. Cross-posted from loc.gov [by Barbara Orbach Natanson] The following is a guest post by Anne Mitchell, Senior Cataloging Specialist, Prints and Photographs Division.   Interested in news-worthy people and events from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s? Get ready to explore the work of photographer Bernard Gotfryd, who donated his work to the Library of Congress. Copyright restrictions…

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Interview with ASMP Founder Andreas Feininger

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Editor’s Note: For National Photography Month, ASMP is featuring past interviews of the legends and influencers involved in the early years of the American Society of Magazine Photographers (name changed in 1992 to the American Society of Media Photographers to reflect the diversity of member work). Our third featured interview is with photojournalist Andreas Feininger. View timeline of ASMP history. Andreas Feininger Bio Andreas Feininger was his own United Nations: born in Paris to an…

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Interview with ASMP Founder Charlotte Brooks

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Editor’s Note: For National Photography Month, ASMP is featuring past interviews of the legends and influencers involved in the early years of the American Society of Magazine Photographers (name changed in 1992 to the American Society of Media Photographers to reflect the diversity of member work). Our second featured interview is photojournalist Charlotte Brooks. View timeline of ASMP history. Charlotte Brooks Bio Cross-posted from the Library of Congress Biographical Essays Brooks was born Charlotte Finkelstein in…

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All Available Light: The Life and Legacy of Photographer Ted Polumbaum

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The life, work, and enduring legacy of a social activist-photojournalist as reconstructed by a daughter.   ASMP Editor’s Note: Ted Polumbaum joined ASMP on October 1, 1958.  Over his highly successful four-decade career as a freelance photojournalist, Ted Polumbaum did about 400 assignments for the legendary LIFE magazine, on subjects ranging from politics, religion, science and medicine to natural disasters, sports, and the arts. He also worked regularly for Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Look, The…

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Alfred Stieglitz – Camera Work Quarterly Available for Download.

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Cross-posted from Deborah Gilbert / Develop I’ve always loved treasure hunting at flea markets and antique shops and one of my fantasies has always been to come across an issue of Camera Work, the photography journal that Alfred Steiglitz started publishing in 1903. Unfortunately, no such luck. But now we’re all lucky because all 50 issues have been digitized and can be seen on the website Modern Journals Project! Alfred Stieglitz – Camera Work Quarterly…

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Where the Magic Happens: On Set with Mary Ellen Mark

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Cross-posted from The Criterion Channel.  [By Rebecca Bengal]   “When the photographer Mary Ellen Mark died in 2015 at age seventy-five from myelodysplastic syndrome, she left behind a vast and varied five-decade trail of portraits and documentary pictures, collected in twenty books and dozens of exhibitions, radical in their close, nuanced, and compassionate depiction of persons from all walks of life. Most of her work was shot in black and white and originated from magazine…

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Photo of Dorothea Lange in California

Trailblazers in Light – Celebrating Women in Photojournalism

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Image of Dorothea Lange: Library of Congress During Women's History Month, we celebrate the incredibly talented ASMP women photojournalists who blazed a trail and others who continue to blaze trails documenting the world around them. Legendary women photojournalists who were members of ASMP include Dorothea Lange, Margaret Bourke-White, Mary Ellen Mark, Eve Arnold, and Berenice Abbott among others. They are highlighted in the work of the team at Trailblazers in Light, a site established to...
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VIDEO: What Gordon Parks Saw

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Cross-posted from Nerdwriter via aeon. [By Evan Puschak]  “Gordon Parks found a ‘weapon’ against poverty and racism in a secondhand camera. ‘I saw that the camera could be a weapon against poverty, against racism, against all sorts of social wrongs. I knew at that point I had to have a camera.’ – Gordon Parks (1912-2006) Born into poverty and segregation in Fort Scott, Kansas, Gordon Parks was 25 when he arrived in Seattle, Washington with only…

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The World-Famous Couple That Changed Photography Forever

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Cross-posted from BBC Reels. Editor’s Note: Robert Capa was an ASMP Life Member. Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, the most iconic couple in the history of war photography, were not actually who they claimed to be. The Jewish immigrants, who met in Paris after fleeing persecution, created fake identities to break into the competitive French press. The couple went on to lead long and influential careers that changed war photography forever.

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