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How Edward Weston Processed His Photos

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Editor’s Note: Fine arts photographer Edward Weston was an ASMP Member. Cross-posted from ISO 1200 We’re bringing you the final installment of our Edward Weston legacy series from 1948. Weston was one of the masters of 20th century photography. This segment covers how he processed his photos in his darkroom and discusses some of his inspirations for his photography. So join me again as we step back in time to explore the world of Edward Weston. Read…

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These 6 Women Shaped Photojournalism During LIFE’s Heyday

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Cross-posted from Artsy and The New York Times Lens Blog.  [by Jacqui Palumbo – Artsy and Will Heinrich – Lens]  “Combined, those six photographers shot over 325,000 images from the 1930s to the early 1970s. Kushner, along with fellow curators Sarah Gordon, Erin Levitsky, and William J. Simmons, selected one story from each woman that showed a different facet of Luce’s idea of American eminence. However, by showing unpublished images, too, they peeled back the…

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How Iconic Photographer Edward Weston Approached Photography

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Editor’s Note: Fine arts photographer Edward Weston was an ASMP Member. Cross-posted from ISO 1200 Magazine Edward Weston was one of the masters of 20th century photography. He’s been called one of the most innovative and influential American photographers. Truly one of the icons of photography. This film was shot by American filmmaker Willard Van Dyke, an apprentice of Weston’s, who went on to become a very notable photographer in his own right and in 1932…

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Tales of Migration by Seventy-Five Artists

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Editor’s Note: The works of past ASMP members Dorothea Lange and Alfred Stieglitz are featured in this exhibition. Cross-posted from PDN Photo of the Day The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement features 75 historical and contemporary artists whose work poses urgent questions around the experiences and perceptions of migration and the current global refugee crisis. Presented by The Phillips Collection, the exhibition opens to the public on June 22, however, on June 20, The Phillips…

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Pen, Brush And Camera: Documentary Film About Master Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Editor’s Note: The late Henri Cartier-Bresson was an ASMP Member. Cross-posted from 121clicks Henri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004) was a French humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm film. He pioneered the genre of street photography and viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment. Cartier-Bresson was one of the founding members of Magnum Photos in 1947. Read more

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On Being Photographed by Richard Avedon

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Cross-posted from The New Yorker Photo Booth.  [by Myla Goldberg]   What was it like to be photographed by Richard Avedon?  Only so many people know, and fewer still have written about it.  “He called sometime in the late spring of 2000. I was living in Brooklyn, in a two-bedroom walkup on Washington Avenue, with a distant view of the tops of the Twin Towers. My first novel, “Bee Season,” had come out in May…

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W. Eugene Smith’s Warning to the World

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Editor’s Note: The late W. Eugene Smith was an ASMP Professional Member. Also of interest: Apply Today for W. Eugene Smith Fund Grants! Cross-posted from Magnum Photos “Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes – just sometimes – one photograph or a group of them can lure our senses into awareness. Much depends upon the viewer; in some, photographs can summon enough emotion to be a catalyst to thought.” So wrote W. Eugene Smith in…

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Obituary: Photographer Peter B. Kaplan, 79

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Editor’s Note: Peter B. Kaplan was an ASMP Life member. There will be a gathering to celebrate the life of Peter on Sat, March 30th from 1-5pm at The Jackson Inn located at 101 N Dupont Rd Wilmington, Delaware. Cross-posted from pdnonline.com [by David Walker] Photographer Peter B. Kaplan, best known for the vertiginous photographs he shot from atop New York City buildings, bridges and the Statue of Liberty, died March 19 in Wilmington, Delaware….

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How self-taught photographer Gordon Parks became a master storyteller

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Cross-posted from the PBS NewsHour.  ASMP Legend Gordon Parks was one of the great photographers of the twentieth century.  A groundbreaking image-maker, he was also the first black photographer to work for Life Magazine, the first black director of major studio movies, and he wrote novels, books, and music.  The PBS NewsHour has produced a video about Parks, and about an exhibit of his work currently at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC….

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8 Reasons to Check Out The National Gallery of Art’s Gordon Parks Exhibit

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Editor’s Note: Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history – and the achievements of pioneering photographer and ASMP member Gordon Parks are awe-inspiring and continue to influence photographers and impact the public discourse in 2019. See his work on display at the National Gallery of Art through February 18, 2019. Cross-posted from washington.org Gordon Parks is a…

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