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Mick Rock: Capturing Ziggy Stardust

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Editor’s Note: Mick Rock is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from The Beijinger [by Kyle Mullin] Thirty-six years after releasing his smash hit “China Girl,” the late great David Bowie now stars in a high profile photo exhibit in the Chinese capital. The pictures were taken by Mick Rock, who Bowie named his personal photographer during his ’70s heyday. After snapping famed photos of the star British singer in the studio, at home, and onstage…

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Lynn Goldsmith: Rock and Roll Exhibit at SF Art Exchange

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Editor’s Note: Lynn Goldsmith is an ASMP Life Member. Listen to the ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast with Lynn Goldsmith. Cross-posted from KRON San Francisco [by Marty Gonzalez] Lynn Goldsmith has photographed some of Rock and Roll’s biggest stars. From Bob Dylan to Aretha Franklin, from The Rolling Stones to James Brown, Lynn has worked with them all. Goldsmith sat down with KRON 4’s Marty Gonzalez to talk about her career. Read more

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Macro Photography at Rice University with Houston’s Jeff Fitlow

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Cross-posted from upaa.org [by Jeff Fitlow] Tiny Object. Big Project. About a month ago, one of our science writers came to me and asked if I would be interested in helping get a shot that could potentially go on the cover of Science, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. I immediately said, “yes.” Science is one of the world’s top academic journals and has been around since 1880. Landing…

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Fotografia Europea: Larry Fink

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Editor’s Note: Larry Fink is a current ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from The Eye of Photography [by Thierry Maindrault] He added more than fifty years as a professional of photographic tools. He accumulates an incalculable number of publications. He collects exhibitions without counting. He fills up libraries with his books. he … . And mostly, he has really transmitted his mastery of photographic tools to future generations for over fifty years. It’s no longer a riddle,…

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Pete Souza on the Magic of Photography, His New Bedford Exhibit, and His Old Boss, Barack Obama

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Cross-posted from The Boston Globe [by Lauren Daley] Pete Souza was a fly on the wall during Barack Obama’s eight years as president. As White House photographer, Souza, a South Dartmouth native, captured American history: from the anxious moments of the raid on bin Laden to personal asides between the president and his family. Even today, Souza — a Boston University alum — and Obama still stay in touch. “We text occasionally, usually about sports….

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How Rhinos Changed the Trajectory of Ami Vitale’s Career

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Editor’s Note: To mark the celebration of Earth Day, join us in celebrating Vitale’s work and all member work that celebrates nature and all things environmental. Cross-posted from PhotoShelter Blog [by Caitlyn Edwards] For a long time, Ami Vitale’s dream was to be a war correspondent. After graduating with an International Relations degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, she worked as an Editor at the Associated Press and then moved abroad to pursue journalism, eventually becoming a…

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Ron Sherman Makes Baseball Hall of Fame With Iconic Hank Aaron Photo

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The iconic April 8, 1974 photo was not attributed to any photographer until late last year with the announcement by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum after Sherman contacted them after learning that a large print of his Hank Aaron photo was hanging in the Museum.   Ron Sherman’s Hank Aaron 715 Story [by Ron Sherman] As an assignment photographer working in Cleveland, Rochester, Florida, Milwaukee and Syracuse, I relocated to Atlanta, GA…

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The Beatles & Muhammad Ali: The Story Behind the Iconic Photos of Their 1964 Meeting

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Editor’s Note: Harry Benson is an ASMP Life Member. Cross-posted from Biography.com [by Brad Witter] There’s no denying that The Beatles and Muhammad Ali were all skilled at delivering powerful hits in their own rights. It wasn’t until February 18, 1964, however, that their paths eventually crossed at Miami Beach’s 5th Street Gym. New British rockers George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr — otherwise known as the Fab Four — were stateside…

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Lou Reed Archive Opens at New York Public Library

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Editor’s Note: Mick Rock is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from The New York Times [by Sara Aridi] After two years of cataloging and preparing, the Lou Reed Archive at the New York Public Library’s performing arts branch at Lincoln Center opens to the public on Friday. And to celebrate, the library is issuing 6,000 limited-edition library cards featuring an image of Reed taken by Mick Rock in 1972. The library acquired the archive —…

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Are We Having Fun With Photography?

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Editor’s Note: This article was written by ASMP Connecticut Chapter Member Douglas Turney. Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Douglas Turney] When was the last time you can remember having fun with your photography? Not the joy of landing a photography job or the excitement of nailing that one photo, but rather childlike fun while shooting. For many, photography is a job that pays the mortgage, puts food on the table, and keeps the lights on. While…

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