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The stories of Douglas Kirkland, An Irving Penn assistant

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Irving Penn in his studio, 1958, New York © Douglas Kirkland Editor’s note: ASMP Life Member, Douglas Kirkland, details his experience working  as assistant with Irving Penn in interview with Lanza below. Cross-posted from loeildelaphotographie.com [by Patricia Lanza] On the occasion of the Irving Penn Centennial Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, today we present an interview with Douglas Kirkland, a prominent photographer in his own right, who talks here about his experience as an assistant…

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ASMP Alaska’s Flavin Photography Captures One of National Geographic’s Top Ten Adventure Lodges Around the World

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Recently National Geographic selected the Denali Backcountry Lodge as One of the Top 10 Adventure Lodges Around the World. Flavin Photography was privileged to have photographed the lodge images. The lodge did not know they were being selected for this “1-in-10 in the world” honor – a wonderful surprise. National Geographic said that Denali Backcountry Lodge was selected by travel writers who travel the world looking for unique lodges. “I don’t know that it gets…

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“The Kennedy Stamp Song” as Ted Spiegel’s Motion Tribute to JFK

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[by Ted Spiegel] In commemoration of Kennedy and our continual national need for outstanding leadership, I have created a concise music video entitled (and web searchable as) “The Kennedy Stamp Song”. It is drawn from my campaign coverage of Kennedy on September 6, 1960 which includes the photograph used on the USPS commemorative stamp and his January 20, 1961 inaugural speech.        

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Netflix Got Pete Souza, Obama’s Photographer, to Shoot ‘Candids’ of Frank Underwood

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Image Credit ASMP Member Pete Souza Editor’s Note: ASMP Member and former White House photographer, Pete Souza, continues to make powerful political shots around Washington, DC. Cross-post from AdWeek.com [by Tim Nudd] Netflix has always enjoyed dipping into the real world for its House of Cards marketing. Most famously, it did so with the “FU 2016” campaign via BBH, which including running a campaign ad for Frank Underwood during a Republican presidential debate in December 2015….

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Remember These Baby Photos by Anne Geddes?

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Cross-post from nymag.org [by Hyunjee Lee] Photographer Anne Geddes is best known for her out-of-the-box baby portraits inspired by nature — of infants dressed up as pea pods, flowerpots, and bumblebees. Her new book Anne Geddes: Small World is a 30-year retrospective of her ongoing career. Geddes began taking photographs as a hobby and set up a studio in her garage. In the 1980s, her portraits of babies and pregnant mothers gained widespread popularity. Her…

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Martha Cooper Solo Exhibition Reveals Many Unseen ‘Action Shots’ in New York

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Cross-posted from the Huffington Post [by Jaime Rojo and Stephen Harrington, Contributor] Editor’s Note: ASMP applauds the creative work of Life Member and legendary street art photographer, Martha Cooper, in her current exhibit at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York. An intrepid photographer who has launched a million dreams (and perhaps a few thousand careers) in graffiti and Street Art with her photography that captured crucial and seminal aspects of our culture that others overlooked….

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ASMP Members Among PDN Photo Annual 2017 Award Winners

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ASMP would like to congratulate all PDN Photo Annual 2017 Award winners, and extend a special congratulations to ASMP members, Steve Boyle, David Burnett, Jenna Close, Elliott Erwitt, Brian Finke, Carey Kirkella, Dan Root, and Dan Winters, who were among the 2017 winners! Featured in this gallery is the best work of 2016, as judged by our panel of 34 experts in the industry, and features high-profile campaigns, editorial stories and news imagery, powerful personal projects and student work,…

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Andrea Ellen Reed

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Andrea Ellen Reed is a storyteller based in Minneapolis and Brooklyn. She is also the President of ASMP Minneapolis-St Paul. Andrea’s “multi-sensory” project Unsighted was awarded a 2017 grant from the Tim Hetherington Trust. She can be found at andreaellenreed.com. Watch Unsighted. Watch a compilation of The Streets are Talkin’. We Asked: What is Unsighted and how did you come up with the idea for the project? Andrea Said: Unsighted is an experimental short film…

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Connecting All of the Moving Parts on Assignment

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[by Zack Smith] Before I even start to post images, I have to preface that most festival photography I do is a two way street of collaboration, happenstance, timing, and planning. The more I photograph a festival, the more I get in touch with how the many moving parts operate as individual creative cogs in the system, and how they work as a whole. French Quarter Fest is one of my favorite events to photograph…

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Brian Fitzgerald

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Brian Fitzgerald spent his career as an award-winning photojournalist at various newspapers, including as photo editor and assistant managing editor for Seattle Times Company papers in Washington State and Maine. In 2007 he started Fitzgerald Photo, where he provides editorial, corporate and commercial services to clients nationwide. Brian can be found at www.fitzgeraldphoto.com. You can check out his Inspire Maine project here: www.inspiremaine.com We Asked: You started your career as a photojournalist. What led you…

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