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Networking like a Pro: Making the Most of Every Encounter

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ASMP member Yasmin Alishav recently relocated to Portland, OR. She is a food photographer, food stylist and trained chef. She started  ASMP as a member of LA and reconnected with ASMP in Portland because she recognizes that a high level of community involvement is good for her business and because volunteer work is deeply important to her. She is a self-described voracious networker and believes every encounter is valid. Yasmin’s Background Yasmin attended Le Cordon…

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Book Publishing Like A Pro: Jennie Jones Does Cleveland

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Jennie Jones has been an ASMP member since the late 1980’s. She started her career as an art historian, later taught high school and then finally began her career as a photographer when she was fifty. She developed a reputation photographing the city of Cleveland, Ohio following some advice she received from a local bookstore owner. Her story is one of taking calculated risks, employing strategic marketing tactics, and working hard to achieve success. The…

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ASMP Member Jared Johnson Finalist 14th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest

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Join ASMP in congratulating our colleague, Jared Johnson, on his selection as a Finalist in the category “The American Experience”  in the 14th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest.  Jared attends Virginia Union University. To view Jared’s entry in the Smithsonian Photo Contest. Contest open through March 27th. Winners to be announced March 28th.

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ASMP Legend: LIFE Photographer Lisa Larsen’s Crowd Photography

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A large crowd gathers to welcome Yugoslav leader Tito during his visit to Russia, 1956.                                                                         Lisa Larsen—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images [by Liz Ronk] Cross-posted from TIME Editor’s note: In celebrating ASMP Legends and Leaders during Women’s History month, this timeless 05.02.2013 article entitled “Lisa Larsen’s Curiously Intimate Crowd Photos“, written by Liz Ronk captures the very special talent of Lisa Larsen, one of ASMP’s founding members. Lately, crowds are everywhere. Or rather, crowdsourcing is everywhere — a…

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Celebrating ASMP Members during Women’s History Month

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Join ASMP in celebrating Women’s History Month by honoring ASMP women who were active in the early years in establishing ASMP as a premier organization, to their continued direction seventy-three years later by current board chair, board directors, and chapter leaders. Recognizing the contributions of these women to events in history and contemporary society, these women include magazine photographers, Margaret Bourke-White, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, and Lisa Larsen, along with other ASMP Legends, Berenice Abbott and Charlotte Brooks. Past Presidents…

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Moving Still: Conversation with Lois Greenfield

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Legendary photographer, Lois Greenfield, has created a body of remarkable images that stop dancers in flight. As she has written, “The ostensible subject of my photographs may be motion, but the subtext is time. A dancer’s movements illustrate the passage of time, giving it a substance, materiality and space. In my photographs, time is stopped, a split second becomes an eternity and an ephemeral moment is solid as sculpture.” On November 1st, Lois Greenfield joined in…

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Paulette Tavormina – Recipient of Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award

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Paulette Tavormina was recently chosen to receive a 2016 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. The Foundation was established in 1985 at the bequest of Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock to recognize recipients of artistic metric. The Snite Museum of Art at Notre Dame University is now exhibiting 29 photographs of her solo show, Paulette Tavormina: Seizing Beauty – August 21 – November 27th. She will be giving a lecture on Thursday, September 8th at 5pm and signing…

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Questions with a Pro: Kristyna Archer

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features narrative portraiture and lifestyle photographer Kristyna Archer. Kristyna is currently rocking it with clients that span from Canon to Havas to the New York Times. We talked to Kristyna about her distinctive style, her influences, and “selling” different niches. You can check out more of her work at: http://www.kristynaarcher.com We Asked: Your images have a very distinctive look and style. Is this something that you have experimented with? Kristyna…

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Why did YOU become a Photographer?

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Click to Explore | Powered by Piqsure That was one of the questions posed to me during an interview this past weekend. A young woman had asked to interview me for a college paper she was writing. The call and the questions started out somewhat clinical, most likely another task or paper that she needed to check off her list. She proceeded through the usual list of questions: “Did you go to photography school?” “What…

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