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Photographer Spent Days Waiting For Museum Visitors To Match The Artworks They Observe

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Something fun from Andrius over at deMilked. While most of us visit art museums to see art (duh, right?), others, like France-based photographer Stefan Draschan, are there to create their own pieces. And Stefan does it by camping in galleries for days, waiting for visitors who perfectly match the artworks they observe. His photo series is called “People matching artworks,” and seeing it at first you might get an impression that it’s all staged. But…

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W. Eugene Smith Grant Awarded to Daniel Castro Garcia

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Cross-posted from The New York Times Lens Blog [by James Estrin] Daniel Castro Garcia has been awarded the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund’s 2017 grant in Humanistic Photography for his project on the European migrant and refugee crisis. Migration has been a constant photographic theme for Mr. Castro Garcia, who was born and raised in Oxford, England, by parents who had immigrated from Spain’s Galicia region seeking economic opportunities. As the son of immigrants himself,…

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A Fresh Perspective on Coexistence

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ASMP Key Influencer Ami Vitale captures moments of peace and prosperity in a country of diversity. Kenya is a country of beauty and diversity. Lush grasslands and savannahs give way to humid, broadleaf forests along the Indian Ocean. For a photographer, East Africa offers up an array of opportunity. Whether shooting photos of zebras across vast fertile land, or getting up close and personal with elephants, this unique landscape lends itself to incredible moments to…

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Freelancers Need Better Benefits

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In the 4th annual survey of the independent workforce, freelancers expressed a desire for better portable benefits. Nathan Bransford discusses the results. As debates about health insurance roil the country, freelancers are an often-overlooked constituency. (Here’s what freelancers need to know about how Trump’s recent executive orders will impact them). In Freelancing In America 2017, Freelancers Union’s and Upwork’s 4th annual study of the independent workforce, freelancers cited access to benefits as a top concern….

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The Secret to a Great Photo Edit

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LensCulture’s Alexander Strecker sits down with Arianna Rinaldo, Artistic Director of Cortona On The Move. For nearly 20 years, Arianna Rinaldo has let photography guide her path around the world, from her beginnings at the New York Magnum office to positions with the magazine COLORS, the weekend supplement D La Repubblica, and the quarterly magazine OjodePez. Most recently, Rinaldo has served as artistic director and curator of two international photography festivals based in Italy—“Cortona On…

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BEST OF ASMP 2017 is LIVE!

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The BEST OF ASMP Photo Contest is back! Watch for Contest updates here! UPDATE OCTOBER 17th – THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!  Thanks to the ASMP members who submitted entries! The judges are beginning their challenge of identifying the best images out of the hundreds that were submitted. They are currently preparing for Round One of the two phases of judging. We don’t envy them! Can’t wait to show you the BEST OF ASMP on…

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Screenshot of article by Gabi Colton posted at Fstoppers.

What It’s Really Like to Be a Female Photographer

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Gabrielle Colton learned a lot about dealing with  adversity when she moved from Atlanta to Louisville, Kentucky. Nikon’s recent choice to promote the new D850 with a pro team of 32 men has started waves of conversation of gender inequality in the arts. During the uproar, I received a few messages requesting for me to share my own experiences that are unique to being a female photographer. Whether we like to admit it or not,…

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Join ASMP at PPE!

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Join us at Photo Plus Expo 2017 in New York City from October 26th – 28th where you can learn from industry experts, register for a portfolio review, test drive the latest gear, network with fellow ASMP members and so much more! ASMP Member Discounts: •   Save 15% on a Full Conference Pass •   Free 3 Day Expo Only Passes •   Save on the Official Portfolio Reviews at PPE Don’t miss these great opportunities to connect with ASMP: ASMP …

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Why I’m Rejecting the “Hustle” Mindset

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We expect success to be the result of sweat and tears and outrageous hours, but does it have to be that way? Kiera Abbamonte says no. Have you humble-bragged about your hustle today? When I left my 9-5 job to write full time, the weight of finding 40 hours of work to fill the week suffocated me. That first week was a deep, dark hole that I could never fill – no matter how many…

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