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9 Ways Freelance Women Can Help Each Other Get Ahead

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This Women’s History Month, let’s foster power, purpose, and community. Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Ariane Hunter] Patriarchal systems would have us think that women are competitive, jealous of each other, and gossipy. That we don’t want to see each other win. On International Women’s Day this past Friday, I shared a post on my Instagram; a story of the first examples of women’s leadership within the household I grew up in. I shared how…

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International Women’s Day 2019: Inspiring Female Photographers from Around the World

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Cross-posted from LensCulture To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, we put together a list of 16 female photographers whose drive and dedication to their work not only inspires us today, but all year round. These photographers passionately work across different genres the world over, some creating projects that directly address misogyny and oppression, and others dedicating their craft to darkroom experimentation that taps into entirely different dimensions. We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing a…

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Twelve Female Wedding Photographers You Should Be Following on Instagram but Probably Aren’t

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Jason Vinson] In the photo industry, women don’t always get the credit they deserve. So here are 12 amazing female wedding photographers that you should be following, but probably aren’t. When first starting to gather names for this list, I set aside a handful of qualifications. The first being that they had to be a female photographer that specializes in weddings. From there, they had to have less than 10,000 followers on…

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Annie Leibovitz Revisits Her Early Years

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Editor’s Note: Annie Leibovitz is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from The New York Times [by Robin Pogrebin] When Annie Leibovitz was starting out as a photographer in San Francisco, she would toss her camera equipment into the back of her ’63 Porsche Cabriolet convertible and tear off to Los Angeles on Highway 5. “You used to be able to go 80, 90, 100 miles per hour — it was a straightaway,” Ms. Leibovitz recalled in…

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How Graciela Iturbide Became One of Mexico’s Greatest Photographers

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Cross-posted from Artsy.  [by Elyssa Goodman]  “In a career spanning over 50 years, and with photographs from her beloved Mexico, as well as India, Argentina, Cuba, and the United States, Iturbide became known for black-and-white images that raise documentary photography to a poetic plane. Her images are only magical realism in that they capture the magic of what exists in front of us, or in places we have not yet seen. A new exhibition at…

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An Itinerant Photographer’s Diverse Portraits of the Turn-of-the-Century American South

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Cross-posted from Hyperallergic.  [by Allison Meier]  Hugh Magnum was a traveling photographer during the early 20th Century whose photos were forgotten and buried in a barn and chicken coop for almost a century.  The images are remarkably contemporary.  From the article: ““Through Mangum’s eyes, we see a diverse citizenry, and we see them depicted with democratic equanimity on the same glass plate negative in side-by-side portraits, which suggests that they waited their turn together, in…

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How self-taught photographer Gordon Parks became a master storyteller

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Cross-posted from the PBS NewsHour.  ASMP Legend Gordon Parks was one of the great photographers of the twentieth century.  A groundbreaking image-maker, he was also the first black photographer to work for Life Magazine, the first black director of major studio movies, and he wrote novels, books, and music.  The PBS NewsHour has produced a video about Parks, and about an exhibit of his work currently at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC….

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8 Reasons to Check Out The National Gallery of Art’s Gordon Parks Exhibit

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Editor’s Note: Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history – and the achievements of pioneering photographer and ASMP member Gordon Parks are awe-inspiring and continue to influence photographers and impact the public discourse in 2019. See his work on display at the National Gallery of Art through February 18, 2019. Cross-posted from washington.org Gordon Parks is a…

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10 Most Important War Photographers You Should Know

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Editor’s Note: War photographers Margaret Bourke-White and Robert Capa were both ASMP Life Members. Cross-posted from Expert Photography [by Craig Hull] Many male and female photographers place their lives on the line each day around the globe. These war photographers go out to report conflicts, battles and skirmishes. And to bring news to the public. Without these brave photographers, many issues may never have come to light. Here are 10 of the best war photographers…

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