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ASMP Strongly Condemns Judicial Order to Turn Over Protest Photographs

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The American Society of Media Photographers strongly condemns the July 23rd ruling by a King County, Washington Superior Court that attempts to force the Seattle Times and four other news outlets to turn over to law enforcement unpublished photographs and video of the racial justice protests on May 30th. The state court found that these organizations were not protected by “shield” laws that were designed to prevent such compelled delivery of reporters’ unpublished materials. This is flatly unacceptable. As…

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Freelancers Just Got a New Option for Student Debt Relief

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog Student debt is a crushing burden for millions of Americans, totaling more than $1.6 trillion in the U.S. in 2020. The average student loan burden is $32,731, more than double what it was 20 years ago. It also unjustly affects BIPOC communities. Twenty years after college graduation, the median white college graduate has paid off 94% of their student loan debt, while the median Black college graduate still owes 95% of…

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Judge Orders Seattle Times and TV Stations to Give Photos and Videos of Protests to Police

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] “Should police have access to journalists’ unpublished images? On May 30, photographers from the Seattle Times and local TV stations documented an unruly crowd that had broken off from peaceful protests against police brutality and racial injustice. The crowd smashed windows, set police cars on fire and looted businesses, notes The Washington Post. Many of the perpetrators escaped arrest. But the Seattle Police Department had an idea…

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Andromeda Galaxy

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Cross-posted from pictureperfect.com Approximately 2.5 million light-years away, we have our closest neighboring galaxy – the Andromeda. And interestingly, it’s visible to the naked eye on moonless nights. It’s expected that the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies will collide in about 4.5 billion years and form a new galaxy. Well, this definitely doesn’t mean that we should start panicking right away. Why not enjoy the beautiful view instead? Read more to see what equipment photographer…

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The Story Behind TIME’s Commemorative John Lewis Cover

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Cross-posted from TIME [by Olivia B. Waxman] “In 1963, Steve Schapiro, then 28, was on assignment for LIFE magazine, photographing prominent civil rights activists, from James Baldwin to Fannie Lou Hamer. One day, while following Jerome Smith, a participant in the Freedom Rides that raised awareness of interstate bus segregation, he went to Clarksdale, Miss., to document one of the many training sessions that were taking place in church basements across the South. In those meetings, volunteers studied…

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Wyden Attempts to Stall CASE Act: Senate Holds Are Not Supposed to Be Dead Ends

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Cross-posted from IP Watchdog [by David Newhoff] “When a bill has overwhelming bipartisan support, the public is right to demand that Senator Wyden explain, in very clear terms, why he alone believes he knows better.” Under Rule VII of the Rules of the Senate, bills can only move forward by unanimous consent. Consequently, a single senator may place a “hold” on a bill to keep it from passing. In principle, the rule exists to ensure…

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Paul Fusco: 1930 – 2020

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Cross-posted from Magnum Photos Paul Fusco worked as a photographer with the United States Army Signal Corps in Korea from 1951 to 1953, before studying photojournalism at Ohio University, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1957. He moved to New York City and started his career as a staff photographer with Look, where he remained until 1971. In this role he produced important reportages on social issues in the US, including the plight…

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It’s Not Just About Sports Photography, but Life as Well

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Mark Dunsmuir] What will sports look like without an audience this year? Renowned sports photography Andy Bernstein is going to be part of the NBA COVID-19 bubble, and he’s going to share it with us. Coming from CBS Los Angeles, Bernstein sat down with reporter Jim Hill to talk about his involvement in the NBA’s bubble. Bernstein is a legend in sports photography, so seeing and hearing his excitement at being a…

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ASMP Foundation Announces Limited Edition Print Sale

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© ASMP Foundation © Kwaku Alston © Lynn Johnson © Doug Menuez © Maggie Steber © Baron Wolman © Bob Sacha © Erika Larsen © ASMP Foundation Kwaku Alston. Lynn Johnson. Erika Larsen. Doug Menuez. Bob Sacha. Maggie Steber. Baron Wolman. Purchase a Print. Support the Community. When photographers, videographers, production assistants, and stylists across the nation had to shutter their businesses due to the COVID - 19 pandemic, the American Society of Media Photographers...
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Photographer Wins Madonna, Keanu Reeves Pics Infringement Ruling

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Cross-posted from Bloomberg Law [by Kyle Jahner] RageOn Inc. infringed photographs of Madonna and Keanu Reeves through t-shirts offered for sale on its website, a New York federal court ruled. Photographer Deborah Feingold showed that the registration on her book “Bright Moments Photographs + Philosophies” covered the Madonna photo because it wasn’t previously published as defined by the Copyright Act, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said Wednesday. The court also rejected…

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