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What You Can Learn From the Architectural Photographer Ezra Stoller

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Editor’s Note: The late Ezra Stoller was an ASMP Life Member. “Richard Meier adored him. Frank Lloyd Wright asked for him. IM Pei admired him. And they all hired him. It’s safe to say that from the 1940s to the ’70s, the go-to photographer for the world’s most respected architects was Ezra Stoller. Stoller, whose career coincided with the ascendency of Modern architecture, famously shot Falling Water, the U.N. Building, Eero Saarinen’s TWA terminal, among…

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Dorothea Lange’s 5 Most Iconic Images

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Editor’s Note: The late Dorothea Lange was an ASMP Member.  Cross-posted from Artsy.  [By Alexxa Gotthardt]  “In January 1918, at 22 years old, photographer Dorothea Lange set out from New York on a trip around the world—but she didn’t get very far. A San Francisco pickpocket cleaned out her savings, marooning her in the Bay Area. The city would become her home, offering a deep well of inspiration from then on. It’s funny to think…

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f/0.95 and Be There: Fixing 10 Famous Photography Quotes

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Editor’s Note: The quotes from several current (Jay Maisel) and former (Arthur “Weegee” Fellig, Robert Capa, Chase Jarvis, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Mary Ellen Mark) ASMP Members are featured in this article. Cross-posted from PetaPixel [by Michael Comeau] If you know me, then you know I love a good one-liner. In fact, I put together what may be the best collection of portrait photography quotes in history. But even I can get sick of hearing the same old…

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Ken Heyman, 89, Dies; Collaborative Photographer With a Singular Eye

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Editor’s Note: Ken Heyman was an ASMP Life member, having joined ASMP in 1955. Cross-posted from The New York Times and Sharpen (ASMP New York).  [By Neil Genslinger – NYT and TERESA KRUZEWSKI – Sharpen]  “Ken Heyman, a leading photographer who worked with Margaret Mead, shot scores of assignments for Life magazine, collaborated with President Lyndon B. Johnson and endlessly sought new, revelatory ways of seeing the world, died on Dec. 10 at his home…

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Making the Image: Eve Arnold’s Portrait of a Pensive Marilyn Monroe

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Editor’s Note: The late Eve Arnold was an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from Magnum Photos [by BrunoB] Michael Arnold – grandson of Eve Arnold, and a representative of the Eve Arnold Estate – writes about the making of the famed image of a concerned Marilyn Monroe, seemingly isolated on the set of The Misfits. Offering personal insight and archival context on the star’s troubled time on set, he also shares previously unseen contact sheet images from the work…

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Identical Twins by Diane Arbus – Story Behind the Iconic Photograph

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Editor’s Note: The late Diane Arbus was an ASMP Member. Cross-posted from ISO 1200 “There are and have been and will be an infinite number of things on Earth. Individuals all different, all wanting different things, all-knowing different things, all loving different things, all looking different…  That is what I love: the differentness.” Last week “All About Street Photography” posted a video about Diane Arbus one of America’s best-known and also most controversial photographers. Today…

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Members Invited to Assist with Expansion of Society’s Archives

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​The Archives of the American Society of Media Photographers (the “Society”)  is a preeminent collection of primary sources documenting the history of the Society and photography in America, and ASMP is dedicated to preserving the association’s work product and the contribution of work product by the association’s members in their roles as industry leaders and influencers. As the Society arrives at its 75th anniversary, the ASMP National Board and its staff is working to establish…

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Streetwise Through The Ages

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Editor’s Note: Magnum co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson was an ASMP Member. Photographer Elliott Erwitt, mentioned in this article, is an ASMP Life Member. Cross-posted from PDN Photo of the Day [by Samantha Reinders] Magnum Streetwise, a new tome published by Thames & Hudson, is a deep rummage through Magnum Photo’s extensive archives bringing together over 300 images from some of the genres greatest street photography practitioners. As a discipline, it’s intrinsic to Magnum’s core, given that co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson doubles as…

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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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