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‘I Like Your Photographs Because They Are Beautiful’

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In the Tophane quarter, 1986.CreditAra Guler/Magnum Photos Photographer Ara Guler, who recently passed away at age 90, was the foremost chronicler of his city, Istanbul, and one of the great photographers of the last century into this one.  His friend, Nobel prize winner Orhan Pamuk, recently wrote a beautiful appreciation in the New York Times.  Guler’s evocative photographs were used extensively in a memoir by Pamuk, Illustrated Istanbul, and many of those images are on…

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How Carrie Mae Weems Rewrote the Rules of Image-Making

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Cross-posted from the nytimes.com [By Megan O’Grady] ON CARRIE MAE WEEMS’S deck in Syracuse, N.Y., locusts are buzzing about the space like doomsday portents, emerging from the ground after 17 years only to drown boozily in our cups of rosé. It’s a warm day in late June, and a summer languor — or maybe it’s a news-cycle-induced torpor — is in the air, but Weems, perhaps our greatest living photographer, is juggling so many projects…

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#DiversifyTheLens: The Importance of Hiring Women Photographers

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel [by Amy Cooper] The current boom of female-first initiatives is transforming the creative industry, providing opportunities for women to find mentorship, addressing discrepancies in pay, and helping women rally together to drive new policies and practices. Actions such as the 3 Percent Movement, 50/50 Initiative, and #TimesUpAdvertising have thrust these issues into the spotlight and gained significant attention and traction. But we can do more. Read more

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Questions with an Educator: Andreanna Seymore

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Andreanna Seymore. Andreanna is a New York, New York-based photographer and educator specializing in documentary and editorial photography. While pursuing her Master’s Degree at Queens College, she ended up co-founding the Literacy and Mathematics through Photography (LAMP) program that combined her experience with both photography and the social sciences. She has also combined her passion for photography and her love of Roller Derby to create a monograph entitled Scars and Stripes:…

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Questions with a Pro: Chelle Caldwell

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Chelle Caldwell. Chelle is a Woodinville, Washington based portrait and lifestyle photographer that continues to utilize and be captivated by film photography. Her business offers both digital and film photography to each client, which results in a unique, luxury product. She works to build a comfortable environment on set to ensure that her photography captures authenticity. Here, Chelle describes how she creates that rapport with her clients on set, as…

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Questions with a Pro: Carol Liscovitz

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Carol Liscovitz. Carol is a Maine-based architectural and commercial photographer who uses her background as a career architect to inspire and bring greater depth to her work. She aims to tell a story through her work by defining the relationship between site and structure. Here, Carol describes how she transitioned from working as an architect to architectural photography, what she wishes she knew as a photographer just starting out, and…

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Questions with an Educator: Mary Farmilant

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Mary Farmilant. Mary is a Chicago-based fine art photographer who is well known for her work photographing abandoned hospitals. She finds the foundation of photography to be in the intention of the work, and with her background in nursing, the intention and meaning of her abandoned hospitals project are extremely apparent. She now holds the position of adjunct professor at Columbia College Chicago, where she earned both her Bachelor of…

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On Diversity: Nikon Names 6 Female Ambassadors

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Cross-posted from PhotoShelter Blog [by Allen Murabayashi] We’ve written many times about the role of diversity in photography and how camera brands represent themselves through their ambassador programs. In the past, the statistics have been grim. Part of the bias towards older white men is an echo of the legacy and historical reality of professional photography. But with the democratization of photography resulting from digital photography and the spread of camera phones, one could argue…

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ASMP Celebrates World Intellectual Property Day

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 Today – April 26th – is World Intellectual Property Day, and this year, we celebrate the contributions of creative and innovative women everywhere! ASMP would like to take this opportunity to celebrate its incredible breadth of membership of incredible female still and motion photographers who bring their talent and skill to every corner of the globe, every day of the year – rain or shine. We thank all of the women who have chosen to…

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