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What We Learned This Week: Resources For Photographers During COVID-19 Crisis, and More

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] Today we spotlight COVID-19 news from the past week. Yesterday we highlighted information about financial resources for photographers. Fstoppers put together a list of grants and other financial resources being made available to photographers, around the world and in the US. Art News reported that Anonymous Was a Woman, which has given more than $6 million in artist grants since 1996, will distribute $250,000 in emergency funding to at least…

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(Updated) Paycheck Protection Program: Why Every Photographer, Artist and Small Business Needs to Apply

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Paycheck Protection Program :: It’s For You Editor’s Note: ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy and ASMP General Counsel Tom Maddrey will be discussing the Paycheck Protection Program among other topics at the Town Hall meeting on Friday, April 3 at 3pmET.  Click here for more info about Town Hall meeting and to register. As part of the CARES Act passed on March 27, 2020, a large amount of money is allocated towards a program known…

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What the CARES Act Means for Freelancers

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Jonathan Medows] On March 27, an emergency relief bill now known as the CARES Act became law to help bolster the U.S. economy as the country battles the coronavirus. The new law covers a broad cross-section of the economy — including the freelance sector. Of particular note, the relief package gives jobless workers bigger unemployment checks over a longer period of time, including freelancers and the self-employed, who are typically…

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Message from the Executive Director – 3.30.2020

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The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic is profoundly affecting our membership and now more than ever ASMP needs to be there to support all those in our community who identify themselves as professional photographers. Given the economic dislocation that is happening everywhere and the losses of income that are being experienced due to project and assignment postponements and cancellations, it might be tempting for an individual member to see a membership as an expendable luxury…

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FTC Alert: Avoiding Scams During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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What the Federal Trade Commission is Doing to Prevent Scams The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have jointly issued warning letters to seven sellers of unapproved and misbranded products, claiming they can treat or prevent the Coronavirus. The companies’ products include teas, essential oils, and colloidal silver. The FTC says the companies have no evidence to back up their claims — as required by law. The FDA says there…

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