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Families for Humanity by Doug Schneider

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Families for Humanity is a portrait documentary book by ASMP Photographer Doug Schneider that chronicles the spirit of Westchester County, New York residents in the throes of a global pandemic. Schneider’s book highlights images of 122 families spanning 15 Westchester communities, displaying differences in sizes, culture, ethnicity, and age. Schneider’s moving photography shows an array of individuals experiencing a shared sense of uncertainty, discomfort, and hope. All proceeds from this book are earmarked for On…

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Ringo Starr, John Oates & More to Perform on Virtual (De)Tour Festival Aiding Music-Industry Workers

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Cross-posted from ABC News Radio A star-studded virtual music festival called (De)Tour, which will raise money to aid artists, crew members and independent venues and promoters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, will take place this Saturday, August 15. The daylong event, which will be streamed at RollingLiveStudios.com starting at 1 p.m. ET, will feature performances by Ringo Starr, John Oates of Hall & Oates, Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine, Cheap Trick, ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons, Slash, Starship‘s Mickey Thomas, Ides of March/ex-Survivor member Jim Peterik, former Guns N’ Roses members Matt Sorum and Gilby Clarke, and many more.  Look…

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David Bowie Photographer Mick Rock is Now Printing His Iconic Images on Shoes

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Cross-posted from Footwear News [by Shannon Adducci] “Photographer Mick Rock’s images of David Bowie are some of the most famous in all of music history. Now, you can actually wear them on your feet.” “A portion of the proceeds from the limited-edition collection will go to various non-profits like the NAACP, Campaign Zero, the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the WHO and NYC’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.” Read more Editor’s Note: Mick Rock is an…

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photo of Kurt Cobain taken by Mark Seliger

Kurt Cobain with Dolls’ Heads: Mark Seliger’s Best Photograph

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Editor’s Note: This photo is on sale as part of an online auction in aid of charities combatting Covid-19 (bids close on 12 June). Photographer Mark Seliger is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from The Guardian [ by Mark Seliger] ‘Things were going pretty darn well for him. Six months later, I was shocked to learn he had passed’ I first photographed Nirvana in 1992 for Rolling Stone magazine in the midst of the band’s world tour…

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Buy a Photo of Your Favourite Musician to Help New York’s Most Vulnerable

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Editor’s Note: ASMP Members Mick Rock and Bob Gruen have photos available for sale in the God’s Love We Deliver Fundraiser. Cross-posted from AnOther [by Miss Rosen] This article is published as part of our #CultureIsNotCancelled campaign: Since the Covid-19 crisis first swept the globe, music has become one of the primary sources of joy and community for millions of people dealing with the strains and stresses of social isolation. Whether watching historic Verzuz battles,…

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How Photographer Mark Seliger and Red Carpet Advocacy Are Paying it Forward During COVID

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Editor’s Note: Mark Seliger is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from Vanity Fair [by Sarah Shoen, Photographs by Mark Seliger] In a world stripped of red carpets, awards shows, and photo shoots, photographers are stuck at home like everyone else—and looking for a way to give back during the pandemic. What better way to do that than auctioning off iconic celebrity portraits? Enter RADArt4AID. Photographer Mark Seliger, whose work includes an annual portrait studio at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party,…

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Photographer Mick Rock Donates Never-Before-Seen Shots of Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop and More to Raise Funds for NHS Supplies

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Editor’s Note: Mick Rock is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from London Indoors [by Lizzie Edmonds] Photographer Mick Rock is to release another five never-before-seen images of stars including Debbie Harry to raise money to buy essential PPE supplies for the NHS. The five portraits of Harry, plus Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Joan Jett and The Ramones will be sold by gallery West Contemporary, with 20 per cent of proceeds going towards its #MasksforNHS fundraiser for much-needed FFP3…

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“Without Them, I Don’t Know What We’d Do”

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Stephen Wilkes’s photographs of essential workers in his hometown of Westport, Connecticut, document a different kind of frontline. Editor’s Note: Stephen Wilkes is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from Vanity Fair.[by Mary Alice Miller and Stephen Wilkes] As a photographer and National Geographic Explorer, Wilkes has documented endangered species and habitats, rising seas, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Ellis Island in decay, and more. “I’ve been a witness to change in the world in a…

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Mississippi Eyes by Matt Herron

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8.10.20 Editor's Note: Famed Civil Rights photographer, activist, and past ASMP President Matt Herron, who captured poignant moments of the civil rights era in the South including the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, died in a glider crash in Lake County, California on Friday, August 7, 2020. Lending their eyes to the cause of civil rights during the pivotal summer of 1964, a team of five young photographers attempted to document...
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