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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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A Mexican-American Photographer’s Divided View of Postwar L.A.

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Editor’s Note: George Rodriguez has been taking pictures of L.A. for many decades, and his work documents not only the history of L.A. and underrepresented people, but how that’s changed, through celebrities and ordinary people. From the New Yorker Photo Booth, by the terrific writer, Hua Hsu. Cross-posted from The New Yorker [by Hua Hsu] Last week marked the fiftieth anniversary of the East L.A. “blowouts,” in which thousands of Mexican-American high-school students protested their…

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Marion Berlanger: The States Project: Connecticut

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Cross-posted from Lenscratch [by Robert Calafiore] Marion Belanger has had a particularly significant impact on my career as an artist. At a faculty exhibition, not that many years ago, she said to me about my work that I was ready. The work I was making was ready. Her very genuine comments struck a chord and I began to consider where I was heading with my work. It was a pivotal moment that launched me to…

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Behind the Scenes of a 10-Year-Old Photographer’s Shoot

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Derrick Ruf] Consider for a moment, just what would your ten-year-old self do, if given the keys to an entire photo shoot. Admittedly at that age like many children, I most likely would be bouncing between pitting my Transformers into an epic battle versus one another, and attending various youth sports leagues, and emulating my favorite athletes’ signature moves. The thought of conceptualizing a full on photo shoot, directing a model,…

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Female Farmers Star in New Documentary

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Cross-posted from Farms.com [by Diego Flammini] A team of American filmmakers want to showcase the contributions of female farmers around the world. Audra Mulkern founded the Female Farmer Project in 2012 after spending time at a farmers’ market in Washington State and realizing that many of the vendors were women. Despite a lack of a background in agriculture or photography, Mulkern ventured out to document women on farms. She began researching the history of women…

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Solving the Gender Problem in Action Sports Photography

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A workshop aims to equip more women with the skills and tools to solve the gender problem in action sports. Cross-posted from Powder Magazine [by Clare Menzel] As an action sports photographer, Lisa Slagle has grown impatient with the hand-wringing of debates focused on why there aren’t as many women behind the lens as there are men. Whatever the culprit, Slagle is zeroed in on the actual project of increasing female representation through grassroots solutions….

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Introducing the Women In Photography Instagram Project

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Cross-posted from Resource Magazine [by Cody Lewis] Our society is in the midst of balancing itself out after centuries of males dominating most industries. Recently, Rachel Morrison became the first female cinematographer to be nominated for an Oscar for her work on “Mudbound,” and it’s moments like this that give us hope that things are headed in the right direction. And, hopefully soon, in the near future, it’ll become such a common occurrence, that gender…

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Staten Island’s Alice Austen House Celebrates a Remarkable Feminist Photographer ‘Ahead of Her Time’

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Cross-posted from the New York Daily News [by Chelsia Rose Marcius] One of Staten Island’s most prized historical possessions — the Alice Austen House — takes a special bow during Women’s History Month, with its pioneering tenant hailed as “a woman way ahead of her time.” The house on the edge of The Narrows, with its sprawling view of the Verrazano Bridge, is both a museum and city landmark honoring the legacy of Austen, who was…

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Meet Homai Vyarawalla, The Woman Who Revolutionised Photojournalism In India

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Cross-posted from iDiva [by Nyma Singh Merchant] Photojournalism, the more intense sibling of photography, is now an established vocation, especially for women. If you’re now aware of female photojournalists that work for National Geographic and the New York Times, and most importantly, Indian female photojournalists like Sooni Taraporewalla and Arati Kumar-Rao, it’s all because of one woman, Homai Vyarawalla. Homai Vyarawalla, then barely 17-18 years of age, was not just the first female photojournalist in…

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