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Podcast: Emily Ratajkowski Wants to Reclaim Her Image. What Does That Mean for Photographers?

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Cross-posted from PhotoShelter Blog [by Allen Murabayashi] Last week, New York Magazine’s The Cut published a lengthy essay written by model Emily Ratajkowski on her experiences working as a model, actor, and influencer entrepreneur. She gives numerous examples where she felt unable to control her own image from being sued by paparazzo Robert O’Neil, having two Instagram posts appropriated by Richard Prince, and allegations of sexual assault by photographer Jonathan Leder who later sold photos taken during the night…

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How the Pandemic Reset Workers’ Concept of Work-Life Balance

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Cross-posted from fastcompany.com [by Kevin Collins] Sentiments around “work-life balance” have always been divided. Some argue that the term itself implies a binary relationship (‘work” having a more negative or chore-like connotation, whereas “life” is positive), but really, is it so simple? We now live in a world built on a foundation of productivity, where it’s all too easy (and, more often than not, encouraged) for us to define our worth by the volume of…

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ASMP Member John Rae Wins Silver in France’s Px3 2020 Photo Contest

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Cross-posted from PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris The public hospitals were the center of the pandemic in the United States. This series of photographs from 9 days and all 11 hospitals documents the heroes of healthcare and their bravery, resourcefulness, professionalism, doggedness, and heart. John Rae is a professional documentary and commercial photographer based in NYC. His clients include Fortune 500 companies and leading International Nongovernmental Organizations. For 20 years John has photographed extensively…

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Five Photographers Discuss Why Documenting the Black Lives Matter Protests is Important to Them

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Mike O’Leary] The Black Lives Matter movement is arguably one of the most significant political and social movements in US history. The photographers in this video sit down to share their thoughts on why photographing the BLM movement is important to them, personally, as well as for posterity. Coming from minority communities, each of these photographers are acutely aware of the importance of listening to what is being said before bringing…

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‘This photo series is in honor of my ancestors’

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Cross-posted from The Washington Post [by Kenneth Dickerman and Cornell Watson] North Carolina photographer Cornell Watson’s photo series “Behind the Mask” is not only a powerful collection of images and words, it is extraordinarily timely and relevant. It is a reminder, to me, that sometimes I just need to shut up and listen to voices that have long been undervalued and underrepresented. The events of this year have brought to the forefront the pain that…

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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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Joseph Bartscherer, Rigorously Conceptual Photographer, Dies at 65

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Steven Kurutz] “Joseph Bartscherer, a fine-art photographer who created rigorously conceptual work about the constructed world, the natural world and the intersection of the two, was found dead on Aug. 13 at his home in Brooklyn Heights. He was 65.” “Mr. Bartscherer’s four-decade career as an artist was defined by long-term observation and doggedness of focus. His works included “Canal,” for which he traveled along a 19th-century canal…

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5 Inconvenient Facts About Getting Your Photographs Stolen

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Nicco Valenzuela] Have you ever had a photo of yours stolen? Here are some important things you should know about. Having your photograph stolen by another person or a company can be very frustrating. The mere thought of anything that belongs to you being stolen is of course already irritating in the most general sense. However, if you’re someone who shoots professionally, the implications of your photos being used by someone…

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Jürgen Schadeberg, Whose Photos Chronicled Apartheid, Dies at 89

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Alan Cowell] “‘When I arrived in South Africa in 1950, I found two societies which were developing in parallel without any communication between them,’ Mr. Schadeberg said in remarks accompanying “Jürgen Schadeberg — Photographies,” a collection of images published in France in 2006. ‘There was an invisible wall between these two worlds.’ ‘The Black world was becoming more and more dynamic on the cultural and political front,” he…

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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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