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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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A Spanish Photographer’s 42-Year-Long Mission to Save His Village’s Memories

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Cross-Posted from the New York Times Lens Blog.  [By Evelyn Nieves] Juan Manuel Castro Prieto is a journalist, based in Spain, who has spent the last 42 years documenting the rural area in Spain where his family has lived for generations.  His idea was to preserve a lifestyle, and, most importantly, his memories of the people themselves.  Over time, working with large format cameras all the way to digital images, his sensibility remains the same,…

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On View: The Extraordinary Lives and Work of Martine Franck and Inge Morath

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Cross-Posted from ProPhotoDaily.  [by David Schonauer]  Martine Franck and Inge Morath were two of the great photographers of the last 100 years, and contemporaries.  Many of their pictures have become part of the culture. Their lives were colorful, but the work is the reason they remain essential.  By David Schonauer in ProPhotoDaily. On View: The Extraordinary Lives and Work of Martine Franck and Inge Morath  

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Meet Sarah Meister, a curator in MoMA’s department of photography

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Cross-Posted from Slate.  [by Jordan Weissmann]  Sarah Meister is a curator in the New York Museum of Modern Art Photography Department.  In an audio interview, Meister pulls back the curtain on what curators actually do, the culture of museums, and the relations they have with collectors, photographers, and other institutions.  How Does a Museum Curator Do Her Job?  Meet Sarah Meister, a curator in MoMA’s department of photography.  

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