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ASMP Member John Rae Wins Silver in France’s Px3 2020 Photo Contest

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Cross-posted from PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris The public hospitals were the center of the pandemic in the United States. This series of photographs from 9 days and all 11 hospitals documents the heroes of healthcare and their bravery, resourcefulness, professionalism, doggedness, and heart. John Rae is a professional documentary and commercial photographer based in NYC. His clients include Fortune 500 companies and leading International Nongovernmental Organizations. For 20 years John has photographed extensively…

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Member Project: Rape Victims Search For Answers, Justice and Closure

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For months Memphis freelance photojournalist and ASMP Professional Member Karen Pulfer Focht worked on an in-depth project about aging rape victims seeking justice. The Memphis Police Department confirmed in 2013 it was holding 12,000 older rape kits, many never tested for DNA. Evidence suggests other kits were lost or destroyed. Many victims are still seeking justice, answers and closure from cases that go back as far as 30 years. The project ran as a three-part…

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The Art of the Personal Project: Stephen Wilkes

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor [by Suzanne Sease] Today’s featured artist:  Stephen Wilkes. Stephen is known for his masterful ability to capture the heart of what makes this country what has always has been, a mixing bowl. While things may feel unsettled right now, it’s a moment to reflect, to look at images that reinforce what makes us all uniquely American. We are a strong nation, we are a resilient nation and we are a caring nation….

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Quiet Reflections on the Enchanting Italian Village of Panicale

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Cross-posted from The New York Times Photographs and Text by ASMP Member Barry L. Schwartz In 2017, a few months after we got married, my wife, Maggie, and I took a six-week trip — part honeymoon, part yearslong delayed vacation. Leaving California, our first stop was in Brooklyn to see Maggie’s oldest friend, who we all knew was not going to survive a cancer that had returned after many years. It was a good visit. Next,…

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Trump Sent Agents to Quell Unrest. But Protest Is What Portland Does Best

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Cross-posted from The Washington Post [By Marissa J. Lang, Photos by Leah Nash] PORTLAND, Ore. — Kia Rae’s first memories are strung-together scenes from a Jesse Jackson rally in 1988. The 34-year-old lifelong Oregonian remembers the smell of the fairgrounds, the current of waving signs, the colorful pins stuck to the chests of strangers. Some parents take their children to sit in the stands of football games or baseball diamonds. The children of Portland come of…

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The Art of the Personal Project: Ian Spanier

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor [by Suzanne Sease] Today’s featured artist:  Ian Spanier MoTo Personal projects have always been an important part of my career as a photographer. I’ve been lucky enough to have found some success from previous projects where they have been published in coffee table books, magazine articles and presented in print in various venues. The importance of personal work for me lies in the fact that unlike my commercial work the vision is…

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PPD Readers Pandemic Projects: Tracy Boulian and David Ahntholz’s “Athletes Persisting”

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Cross-posted from ProPhotoDaily [by David Schonauer] “Focus on what you know. During the pandemic, the Southern California-based husband-and-wife photo team of Tracy Boulian and David Ahntholz began a project showing how athletes were coping with the coronavirus lockdown. Former athletes themselves — Boulian was a competitive swimmer and Ahntholz a soccer player — the photographers wanted to share “athlete stories of persistence, dedication, adaptation, and creativity,” notes Boulian. The result was their series “Athletes Persisting,” which…

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PPD Readers Pandemic Projects: Leah Nash and Christopher Onstott’s “Shelter in Place”

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] “Connection. As photographers, we crave it.” So note Leah Nash and Christopher Onstott, a professional editorial and commercial photograph team based in Portland, Oregon. The pair’s company, called NashCO, specializes in lifestyle, portrait, editorial, education and travel imagery. But how do we connect — and photograph connection — during a time of quarantine? Nash and Onstott recently got in touch with Pro Photo Daily to share their…

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Grassroots Screenings Across America to Lift Spirits – Gail Mooney

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Editor’s Note: Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Gail Mooney is an ASMP Life Member and past president of ASMP. Cross-posted from Like A Woman Press Release: June 22, 2020 Filmmaker Gail Mooney is set to hold screenings of her inspirational new film, Like A Woman, in small towns across America. The film, which Gail has been working on over the last few years, is about women who work in male-dominated professions — and she is one….

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Gallry og homeless community portraits

May I Make Your Portrait?

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Photograph by Michael Huff Editor's Note: Clark James Mishler is a longtime ASMP member out of the Northern California Chapter. He is a professional photographer who has specialized in producing environmental portraits for corporate and editorial clients. Over the past 35 years, Mishler's work has been published in hundreds of national and international publications. He believes that his experience producing his personal "Portrait-a-Day" project over the past 10 years has uniquely prepared him for making...
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