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Mary Ellen Mark: The Book of Everything

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Cross-posted from Steidl Books Conceived and edited by film director Martin Bell, Mary Ellen Mark’s husband and collaborator for 30 years, The Book of Everything celebrates in over 600 images and diverse texts Mark’s extraordinary life, work and vision. From 1963 to her death in 2015, Mark told brilliant, intimate, provocative stories of characters whom she met and engaged with—often in perpetuity. There was nothing casual or unprepared about Mark’s approach; she unfailingly empathized with…

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3 Female Photographers on the Fearsome Legacy of Mary Ellen Mark

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Cross-posted from Vogue.  [By Bill Shapiro]  “Throughout her legendary 50-year career, photographer Mary Ellen Mark made the kind of pictures that stung the heart and surprised the eye. Shooting for magazines like Vogue, Life, and Rolling Stone, she documented people on the outskirts of society—sex workers, street kids, cross-dressing beauty pageant contestants, patients in a women’s psychiatric ward—creating memorable images that managed to be gritty, deeply empathetic, and, always, beautiful. When she died in 2015,…

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Imogen Cunningham’s Rise: Why the Proto-Feminist Photographer Has Grown So Popular

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Cross-posted from ARTnews. [By Alex Greenberger]  “She was once considered one of the greatest photographers, alongside her contemporaries Alfred Stieglitz and Ansel Adams, and during the 1960s and ’70s, at the height of the women’s liberation movement, many recognized her important contributions as blazing a trail for women who wanted to take up the medium.” “A rare complete picture of Cunningham’s oeuvre arrives in October courtesy of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, which has…

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Ernst Haas – New York in Color, 1952-1962

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Cross-posted from Prestel Publishing The first book on master photographer Ernst Haas’s work dedicated to both his classic and newly discovered New York City color photographs of the 1950s and 60s. Ernst Haas’s color works reveal the photographer’s remarkable genius and remind us on every page why we love New York. When Ernst Haas moved from Vienna to New York City in 1951, he left behind a war-torn continent and a career producing black-and-white images….

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Pioneering Underwater Photographer and ASMP Legend Jerry Greenberg Dies Peacefully at 92

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Cross-posted from The Miami Herald Jerry Greenberg, pioneering underwater photographer, publisher, and staunch reef advocate, made his final descent on September 1, 2020 at the age of 92. A Florida resident since he was 16, he graduated from Beach High and UM. After serving in the Army, he pursued his passion for diving and innovating underwater camera housings. He met his perfect match in the Keys, marrying Idaz Zasloff in 1955. His successful freelance underwater…

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10 Street Photographers Every Photographer Should Know

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Robert K. Baggs] Street photography has been a beloved sub-genre of our discipline since cameras became portable enough to do so. Here are ten that every photographer should know. When I bought my first camera I knew where my interests lay: portraiture. However, there was one area of photography that appeared revered that I didn’t “get.” I’d seen many street photography images, collections, and videos about it, but I didn’t connect…

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What We Learned This Week: W. Eugene Smith Fund Names 2020 Grant and Fellowship Finalists

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] Covid-19 has altered one of the year’s big photo award programs. The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund has announced the list of finalists in the 41st annual W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography. In years past, the Fund has given out a single $40,000 grant to a recipient whose work follows the tradition of the compassionate photojournalism exhibited by W. Eugene Smith during his 45-year career. This year,…

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International Photography Hall of Fame Announces 2020 Class

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Editor’s Note: The late Alfred Eisenstaedt and renowned fine arts photographer Jay Maisel are past and present ASMP Members who will be inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame in October. Cross-posted from the St. Louis Post Dispatch [by Ben Simon] The induction will take place virtually on Oct. 30, with seven inductees, one Lifetime Achievement Award winner and one Leadership Award winner joining the Hall of Fame. “Despite the challenges we face as…

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What We Learned This Week: Remembering Dan Budnik, Photographer of Civil Rights Movement and More

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] Editor’s Note: Dan Budnik was and ASMP Member and was awarded the American Society of Media Photographers Honor Award in 1999. Dan Budnik captured history, we noted this week. Budnik, who documented artists at work during the 1950s, key events of the civil rights movement, Native Americans in the Southwest and more, died on August 14 at an assisted living residence in Tucson, Arizona. He was 87….

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Pop Culture’s Homage to Gordon Parks

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Cross-posted from PhotoShelter Blog [by Allen Murabayashi] When HBO’s Lovecraft Country premiered last weekend, sci-fi and photo nerds reveled at the detailed homage to several photos taken by the legendary photographer, director and author Gordon Parks. While best known for “American Gothic,” much of Parks’ work throughout his lifetime touched upon the U.S.’ ignominious, racist past – work that has entered the contemporary consciousness through pop culture appropriation. Based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, the series…

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